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The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  8 December 1934 (USA)
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A gruff sea captain is having trouble manning his ship because of rumors it's haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him shanghai a crew from the sailors at a dockside bar. ... See full summary »

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A gruff sea captain is having trouble manning his ship because of rumors it's haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him shanghai a crew from the sailors at a dockside bar. Once aboard, the captain warns them that whoever says the word "ghost" will get his head twisted from north to south. At sea, one of the drunken sailors falls into a trough of whitewash, terrorizing Stanley and Oliver into blurting out "ghost" in front of the enraged captain. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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captain | sailor | ship | bar | money | See more »

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Short | Comedy

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8 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Az eleven kisértet  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The cabin door that Hardy crashes through is obviously just made of thin breakable panelling that simply "pulverizes" when he barges through it. See more »

Quotes

Captain: Get for'ard.
Stanley: [starts to walk toward the rear door of the hold]
Captain: Heyyy - I said "FOR'ARD"!
Stanley: [turns to Ollie and leans over closer to him so Ollie can check on his forehead, thinking that the Captain is saying that something is wrong with it] What's the matter with it? Can you see anything?
Oliver: [lifts Stan's hat slightly to have a better look] There's nothing wrong with it that I can see.
Captain: [shoving them both forward impatiently] Oh, come ON, here! Come ON!
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good silly fun
24 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good Laurel and Hardy short--not among their best, but still very good and watchable. I think part of the reason it works so well is that Walter Long is an incredibly scary and effective foil for the team. I would be very scared if Long were chasing after me, thank you very much! The boys think they accidentally killed a shipmate while shanghaied aboard Long's ship. So the solution? Yep, put the guy in a bag and chuck him overboard!!! Well, the "dead guy" isn't really dead and when this bag starts moving, things get crazy. It's silly and stupid and funny to see this guy accidentally get turned white and Stan and Ollie think he's a ghost. Believable? No way--but fun!


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