Blackbeard's Ghost

  • Film
  • Comedy
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A typically larky Disney film, heavily over-directed and under-written, in which the ghost of a fearsome pirate is summoned from limbo (where he is condemned to wander until he manages to do one good deed). His task is to save a bevy of poor old ladies - his proud descendants, collectively known as the Daughters of Blackbeard, and running an inn dedicated to his memory - from eviction by developers who have a gambling-joint in mind. Ustinov has his moments as the ghostly pirate, but seems to have got bogged down in an imitation of Peter Cook's inimitably peculiar Cockney whine - which Peter Cook does so much better.

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Stevenson
Screenwriter: Don DaGradi, Bill Walsh
Cast: Suzanne Pleshette
Michael Conrad
Peter Ustinov
Elsa Lanchester
Dean Jones
Joby Baker
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