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.
Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »
Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats.Written by
Peter O'Toole was cast for the part of Robin MacGregor, because he had played the pipes in his youth and the director was looking for a tall young actor who could play the pipes. See more »
When David and Alan are reunited, Alan swears an oath to being innocent. In a brief close-up his beard changes. See more »
[after Alan Breck Stewart has taken his turn to play the pipes]
It's the God's truth. You're a creditable piper - for a Stewart.
Alan Breck Stewart:
[when Robin MacGregor starts to play the pipes]
Enough. You can play the pipes. Make the most of that.
[MacGregor smiles and continues playing]
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This a rollicking good story and even if you not seen the movie for many years you are in for a pleasant surprise. The scenery is wonderful and there are wonderful characters in the film and plenty of excitement. The scenes of the grand old ships on the mighty ocean really do look rather like boats in a bath tub but forget all that its a finely paced adventure movie. There are a few of Disneys favourite young actors in it and they are all very good but its Peter Finch who brings that special distinction to the film. He was a brilliant actor and even though its a Disney kids flick he gives it all he has got. Finch is brilliant and it is his film. There is a lovely scene with the incredibly handsome Peter O Toole.
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