Blackbeard's Ghost

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

107 mins

Cast and crew

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