Original Australian Daybill movie poster. Yellowbeard is a 1983 British comedy film directed by Mel Damski and written by Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna, and David Sherlock. With an ensemble cast featuring Chapman, Cook, Peter Boyle, Cheech & Chong, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, and John Cleese, and the final cinematic appearances of Marty Feldman and Peter Bull.. The film received some praise, The Los Angeles Times writing that "There are many moments of hilarity here". The film now enjoys a cult following.