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The Boy and the Pirates

The Boy and the Pirates(1960)

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Although no process is listed in the onscreen credits, this film's pressbook indicates that it was shot using "Perceptovision-The Newest Marvel of the Motion Picture." Perceptovision was described as "a patented dimensional matte process which combines travelling mattes and split screen effects." The Filmfacts review adds that the process "was utilized in the film to show the foot-tall genie in a bottle floating in the ocean, and an erupting volcano rising out of the sea." Producer Bert I. Gordon's daughter Susan played dual roles in the film. A October 3, 1959 Hollywood Reporter stated that Cyril Ritchard was being sought for the role of Blackbeard, which was played by Murvyn Vye in the finished picture. For more information on Blackbeard, see the entry above for the 1952 RKO film Blackbeard, the Pirate.