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Young boy is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.



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Cast overview:
Charles Herbert ...
Jimmy Warren
Susan Gordon ...
Katrina Van Keif / Kathy
Murvyn Vye ...
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Abu the Genie (as Joseph Turkel)
Archie Duncan ...
Than Wyenn ...
Albert Cavens ...
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Mickey Finn ...
Morgan Jones ...
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Young boy is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.

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Boy Against Buccaneer!





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13 April 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El niño y los piratas  »

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1.66 : 1
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This was Bert I. Gordon's first film in color. See more »


Referenced in The Mad Bomber (1973) See more »

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Cute kid finds his dream coming true is not for the best
11 January 1999 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cute 12 year old Charles Herbert stars in this kiddie movie about a boy who dreams of being a pirate. To get him away from his hum-drum life of school, chores, and nagging parents. O to be free like the pirates, and do what a boy wants!

Walking on the Massachusetts shore, little Jimmy (Herbert) finds a genie in a bottle. The genie makes his dream come true. But the boy finds out to his dismay that the life of a pirate is not what he thought it would be. And he longs for home.

Lots of boyish adventure. Blackbeard, and sloops, and man-o-wars, treasure chests, rum and adventures.

The cute Herbert made many movies and also starred in "Houseboat" as the little son to Sophia Loren as his stepmother. See also "Don't Eat the Daisies" also made in 1960 when the lad was 12. Such a comely lad, he should have gone on to other movies but seems to have vanished into high school obscurity. Pity, he was such a cute boy.

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