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Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Blackbeard's Ghost

Arrr, Me Kitties! It do be MEOW LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

In honor of this fine occasion, I have chosen to do a review about one of the fiercest pirates of them all: Blackbeard!


Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Directed By:Robert Stevenson
Written By: Bill Walsh
Don DaGradi

In this Disney family classic Dean Jones is Steve Walker, a college track coach who has just accepted a position at Godolphin College. When he arrives at his boardinghouse, he finds a fundraiser in full swing to save the old house, which was once the home of none other than Blackbeard himself! His and his crew's descendents, a bunch of nice 'little old ladies,' are about to lose the historic home if they can't raise enough money to pay the bank. In a moment of kindness, spurred on by some shady gangster characters seated in the back of the auction, as well as the charm of a lovely auctioneer (Jo Anne Baker played by Suzanne Pleshette), Steve bids on and wins a bedwarmer, owned by a former wife of Blackbeard. Not only was she a former wife of the infamous pirate, but it seems she was accused of being a witch as well! When Steve gets to his room later, he accidentally breaks the handle and finds what appears to be a spellbook. Thinking it is all in fun, he reads a spell . . . and finds himself face to face with Blackbeard himself!


Now that do be a fierce lookin' pirate, am I right, mateys?

It seems that Steve is stuck with Blackbeard, unless the spell can be broken . . . and the only way the spell can be broken is for Blackbeard to manage to do at least one good deed! This is very hard for a fierce and selfish pirate such as Blackbeard . . . can he do it? Or will Steve have a pirate for a roommate forever?


I do be givin' "Blackbeard's Ghost" two paws up and a swash of me buckle for being good fun for the whole crew, cabin kits and Capn's alike!

30 meows:

Evie/VampyVictor said...

OOOH I wantz to see this nowww.. MOMMA>.... :P
V-V

michico*Adan said...

I am very interested in this movie!
Thanks for the review!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That was a fun movie!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we has nefur heard o' this sinneymatic adventure--the house wench will be obtainin' it fur us this very weekend! we thank'ee fur such valyooable information!!

Karl and Ruis said...

Ahoy, ahoy Tybalt, gar! We have ne'er heard o' this mo'ie, too. Arrr, it be a bootey! But hey, it is not too late and we watch it tonight. Thanks matey, gar!

The Furry Kids said...

Ahoy, we''e ne'er heard o' this mo'ie. Ye'll ne'er get me buried booty!

EG

Gattina said...

Unfortunately Rosie and Arthur don't know this ! They just are just pirates for today !

PB 'n J said...

'Tis been an age since the seriving wench has clapped eyes upon that movie - but 'twas a good one indeed!

Isis said...

OH my that blackbeard looks like a fierce fella!

DEBRA said...

Tybalt
Great review and terrific choice to do on MEOW like a pirate day...

purrs
Abby

Team Tabby said...

Great review! We're going to look for this one. We loved Treasure Island, it's an old movie but still good.

Mindy & Moe

The Meezers said...

DANA!!!!! PIRATES!!!! ME'ARRRRR!
::pirate wiggledance:: YO HO HO!!!! - Billy

Purrageous Pirates said...

And a mighty good review it was me matey!! Mayhap we can screen it on the decks of the Black Furrball one day!!

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Meorrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Me Swashbuckling Pirate Tybalt, the wonderful! Aye, be ready for a might o' pilagin' this very ev'nin! Garrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
Yer FL matey princess,
Kat Backstabber

PS: We be checkin' out ye movie this ev'nin! Me parrot concurs!

Jimmy Joe said...

Harrr, t'be a fine pirate movie ye be reviewin', matey! Drink up and plunder, for the day is ours!
Yer buddy, Grog-master Jim

milocat said...

It sounds great - and I sure enjoyed pirates of the Carribean - so I will give it a go! Ship Ahoy!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Arrrrg! Have a bountyful day thar!

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom recalls seein tis movie a squillion years ago.

George the Pup said...

Ba'arrrrrrk! Looks to be a fine movie there me hearty!

But I t'was wondering if Dana and Loki might like to come sail the high seas with all of us pups?!

Chairman Mao said...

That be a mighty fine review, Tybalt! ARRRRR!!!!!! Happy Meow Like a Pirate Day!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Fat Eric said...

Arrrr! Ye be a fine pirate indeed, matey! Avast to ye!

Sweet Praline said...

That's an old one. I think my mom actually saw it the first time it was released. Hee! Hee!

Mickey said...

Har!!!! A perfect review for a perfect day!!! Let's away to the ships! Thar be plunderin ta do!!!!!

Arrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Pirate Mick the sword Test Dummy
Pegleg Bessie Backstabber
Smugglin Shakira Hawkins

China Cat said...

Avast, what a fine pirate review ye be givin' on this glorious day! Let's set sail for Temptations and Ham!

Purrrs, Mad Charity Bonney aka China Cat

One-Eyed Jack said...

Aye, it's a fine review. That Blackbeard sounds a scurvy knave, much like me Wench, th' treacherous lass! Tis not just th' thievin' o' th' booty she be up to!

~One Eyed Jack

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Great choice of films. I will have to send my Bean off to the rental store to get it so we can watch it!

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Niko said...

Nice review! Sounds like a good movie!

Mom and I are making rounds today thanking everyone that sent condolences when my OWCB Texas passed. Thank you, you were a real comfort to my fambly when they needed you most.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Aye, me matey! We were most pleased when you joined us for Meow Like a Pirate Day. A valuable crew member you made!! Please swing by our bloggie when you get the time and collect your Black Furrball Crew Member badge!! ME’ARRRR!!!!!

Anita said...

Only I can say: "Muahahahaharrrrrr!!!"

Veronica (& Fig) said...

you shur watch a lot of movies!