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Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1974)

| Adventure, Comedy | 1974 (UK)
In the 17th century, a pirate captain is murdered by his cook after he buries his treasure and marks it on a map but the poor-memory cook must rely on the captain's ghost to re-track the loot, since the map was drawn in disappearing ink.

Directors:

Peter Medak, Spike Milligan (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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
Kadrolsha Ona Carole ... Extra / Teen Girl
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

The film was long thought to be unfinished and incomplete, and so never received a cinematic release. It was semi-completed and first released on VHS in the USA in 1984, and on DVD for the first time in 2016. 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

Pirate 1: What do you call this?
Pirate Cook: It's bean stew.
Pirate 1: Never mind what it's been, what is it now?
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Connections

Referenced in The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Balland of Dick Scratcher
Music by Denis King
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
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There is a great behind the scenes documentary
16 May 2019 | by caliwaoSee all my reviews

I just saw the Ghost of Peter Sellers, a documentary about this ill fated film. Its the best documentary I've seen about a movie going wrong. As a filmmaker, I think every director should watch it. Its even better than Lost in la Mancha, because it was directed by the same director who shot the dreadful movie, Peter Medak.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Noonday Sun See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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