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Director:
Writers:
James V. Kern (screen play)
David Butler (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 November 1940 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
THE BIGGEST LAUGH SHOW IDEA IN TEN YEARS (Original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A potpourri of great entertainment and greater actors See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser

Peter Lorre ... Fenninger

Boris Karloff ... Judge Mainwaring

Bela Lugosi ... Prince Saliano
Helen Parrish ... Janis
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger ... Aunt Margo
Joseph Eggenton ... Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ... Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Ginny Simms ... Featuring
Harry Babbitt ... Featuring
M.A. Bogue ... Featuring (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ... Featuring
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Bovard ... Mary (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Mr. Corey (uncredited)
Louise Currie ... Marion (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady in Taxi (uncredited)
Lyman Gandee ... Member of Kay Kyser Band (uncredited)
Jeanne Houser ... Jean (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Script Man (uncredited)
Eleanor Lawson ... Ms. Gaby Lawson (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Apartment Complainer (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Mimi Montaye ... Mimi (uncredited)
Dorothy Moore ... Penny (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Real Karl Fenninger (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Servant (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Apartment Responder (uncredited)
Beulah Parkington ... Mother (uncredited)
Jane Patten ... Jane (uncredited)
Eugenia Rafee ... French Maid (uncredited)
William Telaak ... Mac (uncredited)
Joan Warner ... Joan (uncredited)
Guy Webster ... Infant (uncredited)
Mary Martha Wood ... Georgia (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
James V. Kern (screen play)

David Butler (story) and
James V. Kern (story)

Monte Brice (special material) &
Andrew Bennison (special material) &
R.T.M. Scott (special material)

Produced by
David Butler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fleck .... assistant director (as Fred A. Fleck)
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... recordist
Gilbert Wright .... special sound: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
George Duning .... music arrangements
Jimmy McHugh .... music by (as James McHugh)
Johnny Mercer .... lyrics by (as John Mercer)
Roy Webb .... musical director
Gilbert Wright .... special music effects: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Spain:13 | UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #6580) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jimmy McHugh and Johnny Mercer supplied another song, "Don't Think This Ain't Been Charming" that did not make the final cut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently.See more »
Quotes:
Kay Kyser:[Looking about the room cluttered with many exotic bric-a-brac] Who decorated this room - Robert Ripley?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pop! Goes the WeaselSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A potpourri of great entertainment and greater actors, 16 February 2003
Author: Teenie-1 from Warwick, Pa.

Mystery, horror, music, slapstick, suspense - you name it - is all here. And with the all-time greatest horror actors - Lugosi, Karloff and Lorre. All we needed was Chaney with the Larry Talbot character and it would've put the icing on the cake. Who cares about the musical numbers and the singing? It all tied in to the storyline. Kay Kyser is at his best, I think, as the bumbling bandleader who gets all tangled up in this mess of a mystery. With the comic help of Ish Kabibble (who does look like a cross between Jim Carrey and Moe Howard, more the latter) this film manages to deliver chills, suspense and many, many laughs. Peter Lorre alone could've carried the suspense factor but with the other masters added it proved to be a classic.

It's wonderful how the storyline was meshed into that of a musical. That was brilliant writing. The story centers around the typical 40s mystery/horror genre - old mansion, creepy happenings, things flying around in the dark, people stuck because the bridge washed out, and music to shake in your boots by. I can certainly recommend that you check this out if you're a fan of slapstick because the horror line will definitely keep you watching. Great stuff!

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