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      The Boy and the Pirates

      Released Apr 13, 1960 1h 22m Kids & Family Fantasy List
      Reviews 9% Audience Score 100+ Ratings On the beach near his home, Jimmy (Charles Herbert) finds a bottle that contains a genie named Abu (Joseph Turkel), who magically transports him to the ship of the pirate Blackbeard (Murvyn Vye). Abu explains that the bottle must be returned to its original location in three days, or Jimmy will take the genie's place. The pair spend a few eventful days with Blackbeard, evading capture, accompanied by a girl (Susan Gordon) they rescue, but Jimmy begins to wonder if he'll ever get back home. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      David Parkinson Radio Times The performances are amusingly overblown, and Herbert holds his own alongside the director's daughter, Susan, who plays both the girl next door and a Dutch shipboard captive. Rated: 3/5 Feb 29, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Better suited for children than adults. Rated: B- Dec 27, 2015 Full Review Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Time-travel pirate adventure with boy hero, guns, swords. Rated: 2/5 Aug 9, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Childhood favorite from the baby boomer generation. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member http://letterboxd.com/zbender/film/the-boy-and-the-pirates/ I didn't exactly give this film favor at first because I do not like pirate films. Yet this film kind of fails in other ways despite my dislike for such films. For one the acting is atrocious. This is because of the kids mostly. The one stand alone was whoever played Blackbeard. Also the suspense that I saw in this film was poorly executed. I actually fell asleep yesterday night watching this. Also the dialogue is poor and outdated. However, the cheesiness of the outdated dialogue made for some slight amusement. Geez, I've been on a mean streak against kids films... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member another time travelling yarn Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member not bad at all. Not too exciting, but not too lame. But just right Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member lame schlocky B movie fare here Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member "Man the rigging and step lively, or I'll have your ears in me chowder tonight you blasted sons of sea cooks!"-Blackbeard (Murvyn Vye) That's about the best of it. I could picture a eight year old kid with a coon skin hat in the 50's loving this thing, but yeah. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis On the beach near his home, Jimmy (Charles Herbert) finds a bottle that contains a genie named Abu (Joseph Turkel), who magically transports him to the ship of the pirate Blackbeard (Murvyn Vye). Abu explains that the bottle must be returned to its original location in three days, or Jimmy will take the genie's place. The pair spend a few eventful days with Blackbeard, evading capture, accompanied by a girl (Susan Gordon) they rescue, but Jimmy begins to wonder if he'll ever get back home.
      Director
      Bert I. Gordon
      Producer
      Bert I. Gordon
      Screenwriter
      Lillie Hayward, Jerry Sackheim
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Bert I. Gordon Productions
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 13, 1960, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 22m
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