Black Jack (1979 film)
|Directed by||Ken Loach|
|Produced by||Tony Garnett|
|Written by||Ken Loach|
|Based on||a novel|
by Leon Garfield
|Music by||Bob Pegg|
|Edited by||Bill Shapter|
National Film Finance Consortium
|Distributed by||Enterprise (theatrical)|
Black Jack is a 1979 period children’s adventure film, directed by Ken Loach and based on the Leon Garfield novel. It is set in Yorkshire in 1750 and follows a young boy, Tolly (Stephen Hirst) and his adventures with a large French man (Jean Franval), the Black Jack of the title, and Belle a young English girl (Louise Cooper). It was awarded the Critics’ Award at the Cannes Film Festival (1979).
- Stephen Hirst as Tolly
- Louise Cooper as Belle
- Jean Franval as Black Jack
- Packie Manus Byrne as Dr. Carmody
- John Young as Dr. Hunter
- William Moore as Mr. Carter
- Doreen Mantle as Mrs. Carter
- Russell Waters as Dr. Jones
- Malcolm Dixon as Tom Thumb's Army
- Mike Edmonds as Tom Thumb's Army
- David Rappaport as Tom Thumb's Army
It was the first film investment by Goldcrest Pictures, who provided £11,250 for initial development. Goldcrest recouped this when the film went into production. The bulk of financing came from th National Film Finance Corporation.
- Eberts p 29
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