A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »
Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out. Written by
Whoopie-doops and rap my table! if it isn't the Old Professor himself, with those bad, Bad Humor Boys...in a baffle-daffle seance in swing!...A show as funny as it sounds, as shivery as it seems, and as looney as it looks!...Don't miss it! See more »
When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »
Presently I shall assume a state of trance, in which the outer mind merges with the astral portion of the human ego... the Spirit of Evil is trying to enter this room, but have no fear, the fires of death will guard us.
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"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »
I'd like to note that the Scooby Doo series was pulled directly from this film. I highly recommend it, the music is superb and the humour timeless. The Bad Humour Man scene is an absolute classic, and I have used it to teach about the time period and the history of entertainment. American Movie Classics used to have it in their Halloween season rotation, but I haven't seen it there in a while. In fact, I find it distressing that they now play such things like The Terminator as classics! I do hope you'll check this one out, it's a real keeper for anybody's library and should not be overlooked. And you can't beat Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff in the same room! Enjoy!
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