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Blackbeard's Ghost

By Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.

Movie G 1968 106 minutes
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This movie's tired formula is all too familiar. A losing track team. A real-estate-hungry villain. A man of strong moral fiber who, purely by chance, comes up with a miraculous way to make everything right. Yes, Disney veteran Robert Stevenson has basically remade his own 1961 great The Absent-Minded Professor by taking out the Flubber and putting in a dead pirate.

As Blackbeard's ghost, Peter Ustinov anything but frightening. He's just "a big ugly booze-soaked rummy," and something of a crybaby, too. Far more menacing is casino-owner Silky Seymour (Joby Baker), who's oilier and more enjoyably sinister than most live-action Disney villains of the era. Dean Jones is very agreeable, if a bit short-tempered, as the poor sap who gets caught in the middle of everything, and love interest Suzanne Pleshette is also quite charming.

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