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Black Jack (1979)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5035673008447
Released: 21st June 2010
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: BFIVD844
Category: Children's, Feature
Format: DVD / Normal
Black Jack (1979) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: The novel by Leon Garfield

Story: Ken Loach directs this adventure film based on the children's novel by Leon Garfield. Set in mid-18th century Yorkshire, the film tells the tale of Black Jack (Jean Franval), a huge but gentle Frenchman who miraculously survives a hanging at the gallows in York and escapes into the countryside with two young companions he meets along the way, Tolly (Stephen Hirst) and asylum escapee Belle Carter (Louise Cooper). There the trio of outcasts finally find a family of sorts in one another and end up joining a travelling carnival troupe.

Starring: Jean Franval, Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Andrew Bennett, Packie Byrne, Brian Hawksley, Doreen Mantle, William Moore, Patti Nicholls, Joyce Smith, Russell Waters, Phil Askham

Cinematographer: Chris Menges

Directed by: Ken Loach

Music by: Bob Pegg

Produced by: Tony Garnett

Written by: Ken Loach

DVD information

Studio/distributor: BFI

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