A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot. Written by
First he buried the Captain's treasure. Then he buried the Captain.
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Filmed independently in 1973 for Columbia Pictures release, it was shelved by the studio, reportedly due to the "too parochial" nature of its comic content. Thought to be incomplete and unfinished, it reappeared on pay-TV over a decade later, in 1984. See more
When Bill Bombay throws a cannonball supposedly made of silver at Scratcher's head it bounces off, hits the water and floats away. See more
[sighting a ship in the distance
That doesn't frighten me none.
The Balland of Dick Scratcher
Music by Denis King
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh See more