Ghost in the Noonday Sun

Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan.wikipedia
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Peter Medak

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan.

Peter Sellers

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan.
Sellers's next films, including Rodney Amateau's Where Does It Hurt? (1972) and Peter Medak's Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1974), were again poorly received, and his acting was viewed as frenetic rather than funny.

Evan Jones (writer)

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The script was written by Evan Jones and Ernest Tidyman (uncredited) with additional dialogue by Spike Milligan.

Spike Milligan

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan. Sellers' onetime Goon Show colleague Spike Milligan appears halfway through the film and worked on revisions to the script.

Thomas Baptiste

After threats of mutiny by a pirate named Abdullah (Thomas Baptiste), the pirates end up back at the island of buried treasure.

Peter Boyle

In the seventeenth century, pirate captain Ras Mohammed (Peter Boyle), accompanied by his incompetent Irish cook Dick Scratcher (Peter Sellers) and three crewmen, buries three chests of treasure on an unnamed island.

Rosemary Leach

Her film roles included David Essex's mother in That'll Be the Day (1973), Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973), the TV remake of Brief Encounter (1974), S.O.S. Titanic (1979), and a voice role in the animated film of The Plague Dogs (1982).

Murray Melvin

Peter Medak cast Melvin in five films: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972), starring Alan Bates; Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973, starring Peter Sellers); The Krays (1990); Let Him Have It (1991); and as Dr. Chilip in David Copperfield (2000).

Sid Fleischman

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The title and some of the plot details are based on the book of the same title by Newbery Medal-winning children's author Sid Fleischman.
Ghost in the Noonday Sun (Tyburn, 1973) is a loose adaptation of Fleischman's novel, starring Peter Sellers.

Cyprus

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The film was shot in and off the coast of Kyrenia, Cyprus, and at Bray International Studios near Maidenhead, England.
This includes Incense for the Damned (1970), The Beloved (1970), and Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973).

Anthony Franciosa

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan.
When that ended he supported Peter Sellers in Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973), then had support roles in This Is the West That Was (1974) for TV and The Drowning Pool (1975).

Denis King

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He has also worked on films, writing the scores to Simon, Simon (1970), Not Tonight, Darling (1971), Holiday on the Buses (1973), Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973), Sweeney! (1977), If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981) and Privates on Parade (1982).

Michael Reed (cinematographer)

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The film was produced by Thomas Clyde and Gareth Wigan with cinematography by Michael Reed and Larry Pizer.

The Goon Show

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Sellers' onetime Goon Show colleague Spike Milligan appears halfway through the film and worked on revisions to the script.

Time-lapse photography

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This results in some Goonish style banter and effects, such as undercranked film sequences making movement seem faster, dialogue and sound effects.

Wolf Mankowitz

Wolf Mankowitz wrote the first draft but it was later estimated a dozen writers worked on the script.

Kyrenia

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The film was shot in and off the coast of Kyrenia, Cyprus, and at Bray International Studios near Maidenhead, England.

Bray Studios (UK)

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The film was shot in and off the coast of Kyrenia, Cyprus, and at Bray International Studios near Maidenhead, England.

Liza Minnelli

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Peter Sellers arrived on location displaying strange behaviour, attributed to the end of his relationship with Liza Minnelli.

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

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On one occasion he was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack, only for Medak to spot newspaper photographs of Sellers dining with Princess Margaret in London two days later.

Columbia Pictures

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Columbia Pictures deemed the film not worthy of cinematic release.