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The Boy and the Pirates


Apr 13, 1960

Latest Home Video

Jun 26, 2006

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Charles Herbert
Susan Gordon
and Murvyn Vye


1960 MGM

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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.

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Why Is The Boy and the Pirates Rated Not Rated?

The Boy and the Pirates is rated Not Rated

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After arguing with his parents, a young boy is magically transported back in time to join a group of seafaring pirates. Life onboard proves hard when various crewmembers utter death threats or try to make him share a secret by scaring him with a hot fire poker. During battles with other boats, men engage in hand-to-hand combat, sword fights (stabbings are depicted), pistols are shot (deaths are implied) and prisoners are taken. None of the violence includes blood or gore. Cannon fire sinks a ship. Some entrails are shown when a child tries to clean a fish. The pirates drink a lot of rum, especially the captain. Some name-calling and a joke about multiple wives are heard.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated -----
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of The Boy and the Pirates...

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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