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The Boy and the Pirates (1960)

Not Rated | | Family, Adventure, Fantasy | 13 April 1960 (USA)
A young boy is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.


Bert I. Gordon


Bert I. Gordon (story), Lillie Hayward (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Charles Herbert ... Jimmy Warren
Susan Gordon ... Katrina Van Keif / Kathy
Murvyn Vye ... Blackbeard
Paul Guilfoyle ... Snipe
Joe Turkel ... Abu the Genie (as Joseph Turkel)
Archie Duncan ... Scoggins
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ... Hunter
Albert Cavens Albert Cavens ... Dutch Captain (as Al Cavens)
Mickey Finn ... Peake
Morgan Jones ... Mr. Warren
Timothy Carey ... Morgan


A young boy is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.

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Set sail with a courageous boy on the most amazing voyage of your life! (Press book). See more »


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Director Bert I. Gordon didn't have to look far for an actress to play Kathy. He cast his own daughter, Susan Gordon, in the role. See more »


Referenced in The Police Connection (1973) See more »

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An Unlikely Bert Gordon Film
1 April 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young boy (Charles Herbert) is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.

I have something of a fondness for Bert Gordon. While his films are hit and miss, probably more miss, and often cheesy, he does hail from Kenosha, Wisconsin and attended UW-Madison. So I like to consider him a kindred spirit, even if we have never met.

This is actually among his better films, though not one of the more well-known. Of course, he may be best known for the films that appeared on "Mystery Science Theater", so that would tend to skew how people see him. Here the plot, effects and even the scenery and costumes are good. The story seems to be a kid's adventure but is dark enough that people of all ages may appreciate it.

Shockingly, no monsters! And no large animals (though we do have a genie who appears very small, so at least we have that).

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Release Date:

13 April 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El niño y los piratas See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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