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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 ...
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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

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

Steve Walker: You took that money.
Blackbeard: Money? Money... OH, the odd flimsy I removed from the pocketbook of your book-ish wench.
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Connections

Featured in DisneyPedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed (2003) 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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They don't ,make movies like this anymore.
12 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Easter Monday this year, I loved it, it has so many great jokes, mostly ghost jokes which were great.

One of the most funniest movie, I have seen, I could not stop laughing.

Blackbeard's Inn, a small hotel on the Carolina coast, is run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, a group of little old ladies all claiming to be descendants of the notorious Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard. When Steve Walker.

The new track coach for Godolphin College, registers at the inn, he learns that the Daughters are desperately trying to pay off their mortgage in order to prevent a takeover by the local gambling czar, Silky Seymour. Encouraged by Jo Anne Baker, a college instructor, Steve helps the old ladies' cause by buying an antique bed warmer at a charity auction and discovers that it was once owned by Blackbeard's 10th wife.

Before being burned as a witch, she had condemned her philandering husband to wander in limbo until he performed one good deed. By accident, Steve conjures up the devilish pirate's spirit and persuades him to help the Daughters.

After that he life is being turn upside down by this ghost, it some very funny scenes, then people starting to thinking that Steve is the one who is going crazy.

Great comedy for the whole family.


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