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Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 8 August 1941 (USA)
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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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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$190,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In two street scenes in the Universal Picture Frisco Lil (1942) a theater marquee is seen. "Hold That Ghost: is the movie shown as now playing at the theater. See more »

Goofs

After the crooks in the car shoot at him, Ferdie has 3 bullet holes in his hat. In the next scene at Hoskins' bus, the holes are gone. See more »

Quotes

Ferdie: [to Chuck] I was playing choo-choo train! Aww you never let me have any fun.
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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 »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) 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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JOAN DAVIS steals the show in this fun romp!
10 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this movie on the big screen at a film festival, in the dark as intended. It is a fun romp for 86 minutes. I think the spooky atmosphere doesn't translates as well to the small screen.. but it's still a treat.

Joan Davis (I Married Joan) steals the show! She was a physical comedy genius. It's too bad her heart problem prevented her from making more for us to enjoy. I agree that this is not the BEST of the Abbott & Costello movies, but it is still one of their great ones.

Made in the days before television, I like to think of these more as a TV series for the theater. This movie would have been part of an entertainment package presented at a movie palace. A very different experience than the typical movie theater you will find at the mall now.


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