The Boy & the Pirates

1960 NR 1h 24m DVD

The Boy & the Pirates

1960 NR 1h 24m DVD
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After making a wish on an enchanted genie's bottle, little Jimmy Warren (Charles Herbert) is transported back in time to the pirate ship of the feared Captain Blackbeard (Murvyn Vye). But soon, the boy discovers that life on the high seas isn't as glamorous as he'd imagined, and he joins forces with his new friend Katrina (Susan Gordon) to find his way home -- before it's too late. Burt I. Gordon directs this fun family adventure from 1960.
Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Murvyn Vye, Joe Turkel, Archie Duncan, Than Wyenn, Morgan Jones, Timothy Carey
Bert I. Gordon
Full Screen 1.66:1
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the ongoing suspense in this swashbuckling, live-action The Boy and the Pirates comes from the predicament of two children who are accidentally aboard a pirate ship. Jimmy and Katrina are frequently in danger, narrowly escaping with their lives. The movie includes lots of swordplay, gun battles, and cannon fire. While it's not very realistic, numerous pirates and their victims are killed during the extending fighting. Swords, knives, and ammunition hit their mark; men are felled, sometimes with a bit of blood to sell it. Very young or super-sensitive kids could be frightened by the much larger-than-life Blackbeard the Pirate and his mates, who snarl, shout, threaten, and kill at will. The pirate captain loves his rum, too.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Two kids are often in danger. They are threatened at sword point, chased, and yelled at by the pirate captain and some of his men. The movie has multiple battle sequences with swords, knives, guns, and cannons. Men are stabbed (with some blood), "run through" with swords, shot at from close range, and thrown overboard. Many pirates and the innocents on other ships whom they attack are killed and injured.


Pirate name-calling (i.e., "deckrat," "blackguard").

Social Behavior

Jimmy learns: Be careful what you wish just might get it. And he learns to appreciate the life he has.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The pirate captain orders and drinks rum on several occasions.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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