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Missa in MO wrote at 2009-08-12 21:34:50
There is another movie that I am trying to find that is similar.  Only it was more like one of the beach movies.  The girl in the movie was blonde and the boy was a teen and rather geeky.  One of the ghosts was an older woman that demanded that the boy bring her '7 day deoderant'

Lance wrote at 2009-08-13 00:19:19
The movie she is looking for is not Black beards ghost , i seen the one she is talking about when i was a kid in the middle 70's i remember the film was color and it had a scene where a ghost woman and a teen ghost were sitting on top of a cottage at the end of the movie ...

blup wrote at 2010-12-27 23:56:07
Blackbeard's Ghost is not the one I think we're all talking about here.  I remember the main pirate ghost had ghost daughters that would play tricks on people.  I'm pretty sure one of them was named Felicity.

ayesijuan wrote at 2011-08-19 19:58:09
I too am looking for this movie. I saw it at the theatre in the mid 60s and it was about a teenage boy and a husband and wife ghosts in a seaside house. The ghost husband is still trying to kill the wife in a jealous rage and the kid trys to help her. It was done like the ghost and mr. chicken with the same type music and classic character actors but i can't remember who was in it.

bogeycadet wrote at 2013-07-03 15:44:04
I believe the movie is "The Spirit Is Willing" directed by William Castle starring Sid Caesar, Vera Miles, and Barry Gordon.  A couple and their teenage son rent a haunted New England seaside house, and their summer vacation turns into a ghost-hunt. There is a scene in it where party is given with people dressed as pirates.  Blackbeard's Ghost is totally different. It is about a cursed ghost of Blackbeard conjured up by a coach and gets the coach into trouble.  The inn where the coach and ghost reside is run by elderly ladies descended from the Blackbeard's crew.  

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I am a professor of communication at a midwest university, who has expertise on subjects related to film. I can answer general questions on U.S. film comedy (especially satires of the 1960s and 1970s) and comic theory. I also could answer questions related to specific comic genres, such as comedian comedies, screwball comedies, "stupid" comedies, and so forth. The more specific you can make your question, the better (e.g. main plot details, main characters, possible character names, possible actors, how you viewed the show, etc.). I also need to have a release date (or range of dates, or at least the year you viewed the film). Please do not just provide a set of links to someplace else (e.g. imdb discussion threads). I am less able to answer questions about comedies from other countries, made-for-TV movies, and recent comic films and actors (although I would do my best to find out). I cannot answer questions about specific TV shows or series, "Our Gang" episodes, anime/magna or about film collectables. I generally cannot provide movie recommendations, since what I find funny others may not. Nor will I answer obvious homework (although I will point you to resources to help answer the question, if asked). I also can't help you find movie stars, or where to buy movie memorabilia, or tell you how to break into the business.


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