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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 8 February 1968 (USA)
1:45 | Trailer
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.


Robert Stevenson


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





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


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


Ghost-to-Ghost Laughs! See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Final film of William Fawcett. See more »


When Blackbeard takes a bottle of rum from the bar, Miss Scowcroft can't see him but she should see the bottle floating in the air. See more »


Steve Walker: I don't think you're real and I don't think that sword is real. I'm going to walk straight through it and go to bed!
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Follows Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) See more »


For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Performed by Elsa Lanchester and The Old Ladies' Choir
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Ustinov is a master at comedy
29 March 2005 | by nielseerninkSee all my reviews

This Ustinov performance is one of the few I saw of him. The amazing ease and wit with which he performs is admirable. Who would have thought that a classic role such as a pirate could be filled in with such dignity. The story itself is a patchwork of silly situations all centring around the fund raising for a group of old ladies. The whole cast is up for a good laugh (I suspect Ustinov has something to do with this) and this gives the movie some swagger. The sets and effect used in the movie are amateurish, BUT this is what makes the movie all the more gullible. Although this might at first seem a movie to be seen on TV on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I recommend you go to the videostore and enjoy it on a Friday night before you go out.

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