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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures Walt Disney Productions]] supernatural comedy film, starring Dean Jones and Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures Walt Disney Productions]] supernatural comedy film, starring Dean Jones Jones, Creator/PeterUstinov, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester and Creator/PeterUstinov.Joby Baker. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.


Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the local college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach aka "Blackbeard"]] and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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Steve Walker (Jones) has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the local college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach aka "Blackbeard"]] and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, ghost (Ustinov), who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.


Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach aka "Blackbeard"]] and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the local college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach aka "Blackbeard"]] and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.


''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures Walt Disney Productions]] supernatural comedy film, starring Dean Jones and Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.


''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/{{Disney}} [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.


Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach aka "Blackbeard"]] and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.


''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he does a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov.Creator/PeterUstinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he does accomplishes a good deed. HilarityEnsues.
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Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of Blackbeard and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he does a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of Blackbeard UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he does a good deed. HilarityEnsues.



* GunTwirling: Blackbeard does this with a policeman's gun. RealityEnsues when he accidentally fires the gun while twirling it.



* RecklessGunUsage: Blackbeard waves a gun around, and accidentally shoots the windscreen, lights and tyres of Steve's car.

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* RecklessGunUsage: Blackbeard waves twirls then drops a gun around, gun, and accidentally shoots the windscreen, lights and tyres of Steve's car.

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* LargeHam: Blackbeard. Steve becomes one in a few scenes, when especially angry with him.


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* SavingTheOrphanage: Or in this case, saving the hotel run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers.


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end the curse is broken and Blackbeard can move on.


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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end the curse is broken and Blackbeard can move on.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end the curse is broken and Blackbeard can move on.


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* BrickJoke: During Steve and Jo Anne's visit to Silky's restaurant, Blackbeard steals several bottles of wine. When they return at the end, the cook quickly gathers up the wine bottles.


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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Blackbeard tries to drive Steve's car. Then he steals a policeman's bike. It goes badly both times.
* FingerGun: In the climactic fight, Steve pretends to shoot Silky's goons with his fingers. They all collapse... because Blackbeard hit them over the head with a real gun.
* GhostPirate: Blackbeard, of course. A rather unusual one; he doesn't have a ship or a crew anymore and -- apart from gambling with money that isn't his, and helping the track team cheat -- he doesn't do anything to terrorise anyone.


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* RecklessGunUsage: Blackbeard waves a gun around, and accidentally shoots the windscreen, lights and tyres of Steve's car.
* RunningGag: Every time that poor waiter appears, he trips over Blackbeard. His final appearance takes it further, when Blackbeard picks him up and throws him in a fish tank.
* SeriousBusiness: Blackbeard does not like people breaking bottles of alcohol.

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''Blackbeard's Ghost'' is a 1968 [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]] film, starring Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book of the same name by Ben Stahl.

Steve Walker has come to the town of Godolphin to be a track coach at the college. He stays at an inn run by a group of old ladies who are descendants of Blackbeard and his crew. At the inn Steve finds a book of spells written by one of Blackbeard's wives. He reads one of the spells and accidentally conjures up Blackbeard's ghost, who is cursed to stay in limbo until he does a good deed. HilarityEnsues.

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* AdaptationalHeroism [=/=] HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Blackbeard in the book was much nastier than in the film. And in real life... Well, he was a feared pirate for a reason.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Subverted. The policeman thinks that Steve must be drunk when he catches him driving recklessly, especially because there's a bottle of rum in the car with him. But actually, Steve doesn't drink and the rum is Blackbeard's, and the terrible driving was also Blackbeard's fault.
* CassandraTruth: Steve tells Jo Anne that Blackbeard's haunting him, and that no one else can see the ghost. She doesn't believe him.
* InvisibleToNormals: Blackbeard is invisible to everyone except Steve. This makes people think Steve's crazy.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Blackbeard doesn't do anything piratey in the film. But then, he's a ghost.
* RealAfterAll: Blackbeard becomes visible at the end, to Jo Anne's amazement.
* ShoutOut: Emily Stowecroft calls Steve "[[Literature/MobyDick Ishmael]]".
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