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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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Lil Barstow
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Elinor Bentley Fairchild
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Norton
Lee Patrick ...
Rose Fairchild
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Paul Myron
Helen Westley ...
Grandmother Bentley
Willie Best ...
Clarence
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Great Uncle Ames Bentley
Richard Ainley ...
Cousin Tennant Bentley
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Uncle Hilton Fairchild
George Meader ...
Mr. Dinwiddie
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Sexton
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Justice of the Peace (as Arthur Aylsworth)
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Ryan (scenes deleted)
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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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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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An EXCELLENT "Old House" film!
27 March 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

A man is hired (for $1000) to be engaged to a beautiful heiress for a month. Unbeknowst to him, she is known as the "Kiss of Death" girl, and every one of her 3 previous suitors has been murdered by "the Smiling Ghost".

An excellent, eerie "old house" film with secret panels, a midnite opening of a family crypt, the great "scared reaction' antics of Willie Best, and (of COURSE!) the creepy-looking "smiling ghost" all make this a top-notch yarn.

DEFINITELY worth seeing!

Norm


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