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The Smiling Ghost (1941)

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

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Cast

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Lil Barstow
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Elinor Bentley Fairchild
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Norton
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Rose Fairchild
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Paul Myron
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Grandmother Bentley
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Clarence
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Great Uncle Ames Bentley
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Cousin Tennant Bentley
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Uncle Hilton Fairchild
George Meader ...
Mr. Dinwiddie
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Sexton
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Justice of the Peace (as Arthur Aylsworth)
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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:

El fantasma sonriente  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Clarence: Boss, if you hear something whizzing by you, it'll be me.
Alexander "Lucky" Downing: Why, Clarence, don't tell me you're afraid.
Clarence: I ain't afraid, but my feets ain't gonna stand around and see my body abused.
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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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A Nice Gem From Warner Bros.
4 January 2004 | by (Modesto Calif.) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films you dont hear alot about...but that said this is one GREAT! little film...Wayne Morris absolutely shines as the comic hero "Lucky Downing" and Willie Best give his usual excellent performance as Luckys Valet Clarence...It,s all about an heiress whos lost a few beau,s to shall we say "misfortune" Lucky answers an ad in the paper by the young ladys Grandmother.. Soon he and Clarence are enveloped in a mystery set in an old spooky mansion..with a cast of family characters who are all kooky or sinister in some fashion....Not a film that takes itself seriously, this is one of those comedy-horror gems that you can really enjoy on a dark night or a rainy day....definitely give this an 8******** on a 10 scale..try it you wont be dissapointed.


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