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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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Cast

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Norman Grabowski ...
Virgil
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Motorcycle Officer
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Pinetop Purvis
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Croupier
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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

The wording of the magic spell said: "Kree kruh vergo gebba kalto kree". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Blackbeard: Impersonating Gudger: ''Come on coach will you we've come in last in two events already''. Ew another beanrake. All right play it whatever way ya like ya puppy. You'll get no help from me. You'll come crawling back you will! I'll bring my boot to ya and I'll grind ya mealy mouth jibb into the dirt! I will.
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Connections

Featured in DisneyPedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Traditional
Performed by Elsa Lanchester and The Old Ladies' Choir
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The cursed Captain's ghost meander around looking for redemption!
11 June 2011 | by (Lahore , Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Disney have a great share of making joyous movies for a long time, every little movie they make shares laugh over my face, and BlackBeard's Ghost is no exception too. The movie with all its dainties is an awesome treat to watch. Actually I wasn't a kid when I first saw this movie in fact I was in late twenties and I enjoyed that movie a lot. There are many pirate movies but the way Peter Ustinov played Captain BlackBeard was not just hilarious; it was utter treat to watch him playing treacherous captain gone good. The movie is very funny and I love it any time I watch it. The movie is highly recommended for those who wanna have nostalgic attack!


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