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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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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)  »

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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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Universal Pictures production number 1118. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase and gun battle with the police, after Moose Matson is wounded, you can hear him say, "Pull over, will ya?", but the actor's lips are clearly not moving. Also, he's firing at the police (and they are firing at him) through the back window of the car, but when he's shot he's crouching behind the back seat and under the level of the window. 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 »


Soundtracks

Aurora
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Written by Mário Lago and Roberto Roberti (1940)
English lyrics by Harold Adamson (1941)
Played by Ted Lewis and His Orchestra (as Ted Lewis' Orchestra) and sung by Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews and Laverne Andrews at the new health spa
Played as background music at the end
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Their best film
20 May 2003 | by (Branchville, NJ) – See all my reviews

Hold That Ghost is by far the duo's best film. Unlike the service comedies, it doesn't date easily, but rather highlights what it was like to be around during the Forties. A strong supporting cast, led by the able Joan Davis keeps the laughs coming almost non-stop. Her chemistry with Lou Costello does not go unnoticed, either, by the sharp-eyed film fan. All in all, if I am showing only one A & C comedy to a group of students who have never viewed their work, this is the one I'd show.


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