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.
Did You Know?
Filming proved nightmarish, with Peter Sellers
constantly clashing with director Peter Medak
and insisting that some scenes be directed by his friend Spike Milligan
, despite the latter's insistence that he didn't know much about filmmaking. Even worse was Sellers' relationship with co-star Anthony Franciosa
, who apparently had to be physically restrained from beating up Sellers. 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
I want to be put ashore! I've been kidnapped!
But you're only a kid!
The Balland of Dick Scratcher
Music by Denis King
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh See more