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 ... See full summary »
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
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A double for 'Joan Davis', who was unavailable for re-shoots, is seen in the penultimate scene as Abbott & Costello discuss opening a nightclub. See more »
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 »
You boys ready to leave?
I was ready to leave when he put the key in the front door to come in!
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The opening credits show animated figures representing Abbott and Costello being chased by a giant white flying ghost, whose body morphs into Abbott's and Costello's names and then into the title of the film. See more »
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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