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Haunted House (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 22 July 1940 (USA)
Teenagers try to clear a friend accused of murder.

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Mildred 'Millie' Henshaw
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Albert Henshaw
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Olaf Jensen
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Cyrus W. 'Cy' Burton
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Simkins
Clarence Wilson ...
Eph, Service Station Owner
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Mrs. Emily Henshaw
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Lucy Peters
Buddy Swan ...
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Jimmie, the Brownsville Bugle's office boy, and Millie, niece of editor Henshaw, turn amateur detectives in order to help a friend who is accused of murder. With more zeal than direction, they pick the owner of a gas station as the killer, and when he turns out to be innocent, Henshaw fires Jimmie. The two go on searching and next suspect Lawyer Cy Burton but have no conclusive evidence and are about to give up when Millie finds a clue that leads to the hidden fortune of the murdered Mrs. Blake. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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22 July 1940 (USA)  »

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La casa embrujada  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Sunday 26 April 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it Wednesday 11 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Where's the haunted house?
10 May 2001 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Don't let the title of this scarce movie fool you. It's not a haunted house movie & it's not an "old dark house" type of movie. It's a simple murder mystery movie with teenage leads. They do spend about 5 of the movie's 70 minutes inside an old spooky house, but that's hardly enough to warrant naming this movie "Haunted House"! Not a bad movie, although a bit redundant. The acting is OK, there's a neat old hot rod, but it's neither juvenile enough to please that movie crowd, nor scary, nor mysterious enough to please those movie crowds. I rate it 5/10 (& that's being a bit generous).


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