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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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THOSE SLAP-HAPPY SCREAMSTERS GO A'HAUNTING! (original print ad - all caps) 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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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

When Moose Matson pulls up to the gas station that Chuck and Ferdie work at, his front license plate is of a white color. But when the police are chasing him in the same car, the license plate is clearly black. See more »

Quotes

Camille: What's on him, a cobweb?
Ferdie: It ain't a wedding veil.
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Crazy Credits

Although the Andrews Sisters are credited onscreen only as a group, Ted Lewis (I) identifies each of them orally. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jennifer 8 (1992) 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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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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