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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 8 February 1968 (USA)
On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

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Norman Grabowski ...
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Pinetop Purvis
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Gudger Larkin
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Teller
Gil Lamb ...
Waiter
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Storyline

In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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pirate | blackbeard | witch | curse | ghost | See All (95) »

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EVERYBODY cracks up...when the Jolliest Roger of them All pops into the 20th Century! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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8 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le fantôme de Barbe Noire  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Final credited cinema movie of actor William Fawcett. See more »

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Wire visible when Blackbeard takes the bottle of rum from the motorcycle cop See more »

Quotes

Captain Blackbeard: What manner of craft be this we're cruisin' in?
Steve Walker: It's an automobile.
Captain Blackbeard: Eh?
Steve Walker: An automobile!
Captain Blackbeard: Oh, is it? Yes. An "automotonus". Yes, "auto-some-o-nee-mones!"
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Referenced in Charmed: Charrrmed! (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Oak
(uncredited)
Traditional
Music by William Boyce
Lyrics by David Garrick
Performed by Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette
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Ustinov is a master at comedy
29 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Ustinov performance is one of the few I saw of him. The amazing ease and wit with which he performs is admirable. Who would have thought that a classic role such as a pirate could be filled in with such dignity. The story itself is a patchwork of silly situations all centring around the fund raising for a group of old ladies. The whole cast is up for a good laugh (I suspect Ustinov has something to do with this) and this gives the movie some swagger. The sets and effect used in the movie are amateurish, BUT this is what makes the movie all the more gullible. Although this might at first seem a movie to be seen on TV on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I recommend you go to the videostore and enjoy it on a Friday night before you go out.


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