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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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The Boy and the Pirates is rated Not Rated:

Cast: Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, and Murvyn Vye
Studio: 1960 MGM

Detailed Review

"Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it," says the old adage. And those wise words are exceptionally true for Jimmy Warren (Charles Herbert), a sullen child… 
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Why Is The Boy and the Pirates Rated Not Rated?

After arguing with his parents, a young boy is magically transported back in time to… 
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Talk It Over

The character of Blackbeard portrayed in this film is based on a real pirate. You… 
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