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Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 8 August 1941 (USA)
After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

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Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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THOSE FUNATICS ARE HERE AGAIN! Your blues won't stand a ghost of a chance! (original ad) See more »


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8 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Don't Look Now  »

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$190,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Universal Pictures production number 1118. See more »

Goofs

When Ferdie leaves his bedroom to go out into the hall to see who was knocking at his door, the door slams behind him. He turns around, tries the handle and pushes the door, yells, "It's locked!" and runs across the hall to Chuck's room. However, when he initially pushed on the door it clearly opened several inches; he pulled it shut, turned the handle one more time and it again opened an inch or two. It was then he yelled "It's locked!" and ran off. See more »

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Ted Lewis: Is everybody happy?
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Although the Andrews Sisters are credited onscreen only as a group, Ted Lewis (I) identifies each of them orally. See more »

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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Shadow
(1927) (uncredited)
Written by Al Jolson, Billy Rose and Dave Dreyer
Played by Ted Lewis and His Orchestra (as Ted Lewis' Orchestra) and sung by Ted Lewis at the nightclub
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Ghosts and Gangsters
6 September 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny early Abbott and Costello comedy that mixes crooks and ghosts, as Bud and Lou inherit a "haunted" roadhouse from a gangster who may or may not have stashed away a fortune somewhere on the premises. Richard Carlson and Joan Davis are also on hand. The latter is quite funny, the former isn't. Overall, this is one of the better produced A & C efforts, with a real A picture feel to it. The lazy B-style gags hadn't set in yet, and Universal was clearly putting what was for them a lot of money into this one. As a result, Hold That Ghost is not only a good comedy whodunit but also nice to look at.


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