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The Boy and the Pirates

While wandering the beach near his home, Jimmy (Charles Herbert) finds a bottle washed ashore. Inside is a genie that grants the young boy his wish to be a pirate onboard the ship of the infamous Captain Blackbeard. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 82
Theater Release: 13 Apr 1960
Video Release: 26 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Another wish granting genie wanting to be set free is found in the film Aladdin. A young boy finds himself at the mercy of a cunning pirate in the classic tale Treasure Island. Child actor Charles Herbert (who plays Jimmy) also starred in another ship story, a romantic adventure called Houseboat.

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DVD Release Date: 27 June 2006

Packaged as a double feature, The Pirate and the Boy releases to DVD along with the title Crystalstone. The audio track is available in English, with subtitles in English Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

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