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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 8 February 1968 (USA)
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.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ustinov ... Captain Blackbeard
Dean Jones ... Steve Walker
Suzanne Pleshette ... Jo Anne Baker
Elsa Lanchester ... Emily Stowecroft
Joby Baker ... Silky Seymour
Elliott Reid ... TV Commentator
Richard Deacon ... Dean Wheaton
Norman Grabowski ... Virgil
Kelly Thordsen ... Motorcycle Officer
Michael Conrad ... Pinetop Purvis
Herbie Faye ... Croupier
George Murdock ... Head Official
Hank Jones ... Gudger Larkin
Ned Glass ... Teller
Gil Lamb ... Waiter
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Storyline

In this comedy, Sir Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

pirate | blackbeard | witch | curse | ghost | See All (95) »

Taglines:

It's the most hilarious HAUNTING in history! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le fantôme de Barbe Noire See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,540,050
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The nickname for the descendants of Blackbeard's crew was "The Daughters of the Buccaneers". See more »

Goofs

Wire visible when Blackbeard takes the bottle of rum from the motorcycle cop. See more »

Quotes

Steve Walker: It's that rotten pirate, he did it!
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Soundtracks

Heart of Oak
(uncredited)
Traditional
Music by William Boyce
Lyrics by David Garrick
Performed by Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette
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Alternately tiresome and funny.
21 July 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This entertaining Disney comedy-fantasy drags at times, but its two major set pieces (the track championship and the final showdown) are worth watching. It's true that most of the film's dialogue passages are pretty tiresome, but it also has many clever visual gags, and some spectacular special effects. (**1/2)


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