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The Smiling Ghost (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Mystery  -  6 September 1941 (USA)
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An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end.

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Complete credited cast:
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Lucky Downing
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Lil Barstow
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Elinor Bentley Fairchild
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Norton
Lee Patrick ...
Rose Fairchild
David Bruce ...
Paul Myron
Helen Westley ...
Grandmother Bentley
Willie Best ...
Clarence
Charles Halton ...
Great Uncle Ames Bentley
Richard Ainley ...
Cousin Tennant Bentley
Roland Drew ...
Uncle Hilton Fairchild
George Meader ...
Mr. Dinwiddie
Clem Bevans ...
Sexton
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Justice of the Peace (as Arthur Aylsworth)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Hagney ...
Ryan (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Elinor Bentley Fairchild's previous three grooms-to-be have either died or been maimed. Her aunt hires Lucky Downing to become engaged to her for a month to break the curse. But Lucky becomes a target of what appears to be the ghost of one of the former fiances. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Mystery

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6 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Fantasma Risonho  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Clarence: [Carrying bags up the stairs] What do a valet do?
Norton: [Also carrying bags up the stairs] You mean you don't know?
Clarence: No, sir.
Norton: Then that makes two of us don't know.
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Wayne Morris
Played on piano by Lee Patrick at the wedding
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I saw this film 58 years ago
10 April 2000 | by (Plymouth,England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film 58 years ago so don't expect any vivid detail but as I saw it with a group of my contemporaries i recall the atmosphere of the occasion with great clarity. It was a "B" feature(something that has disappeared from the cinema now)a filler before the main film and it was an example of a genre very dear to our hearts at the time-the comedy thriller.Very much in the mould of The Cat and the Canary(I refer to the Bob Hope version of course) it was chock full of one-liners,sliding panels and eccentric characters not the least of whom was the wonderful Willie Best.Even after all these years I can still remember his words when he catches sight of the eponymous apparition.Overtaking a galloping horse he wails "Move over horse.Make way for someone who can really run".It gave us all a lot of fun then and some recollected pleasure now for me anyway.


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