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Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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First he buried the Captain's treasure. Then he buried the Captain.

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This was the first of three Pirate films that Peter Boyle appeared in in a 10 year period. The others were " Swashbuckler " and " Yellowbeard " , all made at a time when no one was really making Pirate films. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Pierre Rodriguez: We are peaceful Portuguese fishermen, sir.
Parsley-Freck: I don't see any fish.
Dick Scratcher: Ah, that's 'cause they're all in the sea.
Pierre Rodriguez: And who says we Portuguese fishermen do not have a sense of humor, eh?
Parsley-Freck: Practically everybody, sir.
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Referenced in The Unseen Spike Milligan (2005) See more »

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The Balland of Dick Scratcher
Music by Denis King
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
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Sellers at a low point
14 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is mainly a curiosity for fans of Peter Sellers. The question has been asked why he would appear in this film. Two reasons: He was at a low point in his career when he could find almost no work and was reduced to making commercials for TWA, and because his old pal and fellow Goon Spike Milligan was co-writer of the screenplay.


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