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  • Disney is the bible to family movies, and I love just about all of them
  • Imagine my surprise when, decades later, I found out the actor who played Gudger, Hank Jones, is a cousin of mine, for real

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      Disney is the bible to family movies, and I love just about all of them. One of my favorite live-action Disney films is “Blackbeard’s Ghost” starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette.

      I actually remember seeing this movie at the drive-in with my parents when I was a little girl. I just loved the blustery, obnoxious ghost that really has a heart of gold and isn’t as scary as


      he’s made out to be.

      Dean Jones, of course, did a bunch of Disney projects. He plays the coach of a track and field team that is made up of some odd characters, none of whom is very athletic. I always remembered the lead team player, a character named Gudger Larkin, the stereotypical weakling played with humor. Imagine my surprise when, decades later, I found out the actor who ...


      • played Gudger, Hank Jones, is a cousin of mine, for real! Now that’s a hoot that I’m quite proud of.

        “Blackbeard’s Ghost” disappeared from release early on and wasn’t available on video for many years. I was so thrilled to see it again about 10 or so years ago, and now it’s finally on DVD. It’s just a nice, funny, sometimes poignant tale of a ghost in need of

        a friend, and a coach in need of some ghostly assistance to find happiness.

        It’s family friendly with good performances. Though the DVD itself doesn’t have any extras on it at all, I still have to give the review a 10. After all, this is one of my all time top Disney films, one I remembered from childhood, even though it was buried in the Disney vault for many, many years.




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