Blackbeard's Ghost

Blackbeard's Ghost
Blackbeard's Ghost
  • G
  • 1h 47m
  • 1968
Fresh82%
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Award-winning actor Peter Ustinov stars in this hilarious fantasy as the ghost of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. The once blackhearted scoundrel materializes in a small New England town, cursed to wander in limbo until he performs a good deed. He gets his chance when he decides to help a local college track team ... that hasn't a ghost of a chance of winning! Blackbeard finds himself full of team spirit, and dispensing his own brand of invisible coaching ... in this warmhearted comedy that will have you laughing from his first fade-in to his final fade-out!

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Scott G. Mignola
Fresh

A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.

June 22, 2017
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Steve Crum
Fresh

Middling Disney a la Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov; OK family fare.

June 21, 2017
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Emanuel Levy
Fresh

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie uses a well-worn formula recycled from some of Disney's better pictures, notably The Absent Minded Professor. But if you don't mind the retread -- and kids will love it -- the characters are charming and there are funny bits. As a ghost, Blackbeard is about as frightening as Casper with a sword. Don't let the word "ghost" deter grade-school kids. Old Blackbeard isn't very scary or threatening, but he does on occasion set an improper example by drinking, carousing, and cheating. The allure of pirates and the wholesomeness of Disney are a good pairing for preteens and older kids. As far as adult entertainment goes, it's passable, but works best in the company of young ones.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:February 8, 1968
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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