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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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Peter Medak, Spike Milligan (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Sellers ... Dick Scratcher
Anthony Franciosa ... Pierre Rodriguez
Spike Milligan ... Bill Bombay
Clive Revill ... Bay of Algiers
Peter Boyle ... Ras Mohammed
James Villiers James Villiers ... Parsley-Freck
Murray Melvin ... Hamidos
Thomas Baptiste ... Andullah
Richard Willis Richard Willis ... Jeremiah
Bill Kerr ... Giacomo
Tutte Lemkow ... Pontius Kak
David Lodge ... Zante
Rosemary Leach ... Kate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Apostolides Nick Apostolides ... Extra
Griffith Davies Griffith Davies ... Omar
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Noonday Sun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Dick Scratcher: Oh, we'll all be murdered in our graves!
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Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Balland of Dick Scratcher
Music by Denis King
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
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Deadly dull
4 October 1999 | by coderkidSee all my reviews

You might be tempted to rent this film because Peter Sellers appears in it. That would be a mistake. This is one of the most pointless films ever made. I kept waiting for something funny to happen, but nothing funny appears in this movie. Even the film industry recognized this was a very weak film and didn't even try to promote it. Its a wonder that it was ever put on video.

I wonder what sort of contract caused Sellers to be in this film. I also wonder why the people responsible for this film were allowed to go on to make other bad films. Surely this film is a waste of the money used to create it, and a waste of anyone's time watching it. Surely there are high school students who would be able to write/produce a film which as a plot.


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