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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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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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A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO! Your blues won't stand a ghost of a chance...as they top "Buck Privates" and "In the Navy."! (original poster) 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

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 »

Goofs

After the crooks in the car shoot at him,Costello has 3 bullet holes in his hat. In the next scene at Hoskins' bus,there are no bullet holes in his hat. See more »

Quotes

Ferdie: [to Camille] With one eye, watch that candle, with the other eye watch the other candle, and with the other eye, watch me.
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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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Soundtracks

When My Baby Smiles at Me
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Bill Munro
Lyrics by Ted Lewis & 'Andrew Sterling (II)'
Played during the opening credits
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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