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Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed  -  Adventure | Comedy | Music  -  8 August 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Russell Hicks ...
Bannister
William B. Davidson ...
Moose Matson (as William Davidson)
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Storyline

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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YOUR FAVORITE FUNSTERS give you more merriment than in 'BUCK PRIVATES" or 'IN THE NAVY"...with their merriest cast! (original ad) See more »


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8 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Look Now  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Andrews Sisters were brought in after filming wrapped and the final nightclub footage was edited in after the film's completion. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when Chuck and Ferdie are talking, there's a mirror in the top right-hand corner of the screen in which the reflection of a crew member can be seen pacing around. See more »

Quotes

Camille: Are you a married man?
Ferdie: No.
Camille: Neither am I.
[to Chuck]
Camille: He's old enough, isn't he?
Ferdie: Oh sure I'm old enough, I play games, I play post office.
Camille: Post office? That's a kids' game.
Ferdie: Not the way I play.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleepy Serenade
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Lou Singer
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Played by Ted Lewis and His Orchestra (as Ted Lewis' Orchestra) and sung by Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews and Laverne Andrews at the nightclub
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Ab-bb-ott! Was that a ghost?
9 November 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Arthur Lubin directs this scary comedy with Abbott and Costello inheriting a gangster's abandoned piece of property. A haunted house? Some guys have all the luck. Well paced funny script complete with stormy atmosphere. Hilarious and a little spooky. Joan Davis is a scene stealer. Others in support: Richard Carlson, Evelyn Ankers and Marc Lawrence. Classic Abbott and Costello.


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