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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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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:

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 light drama touched with comedy and mystery.
13 October 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a light hearted, get away movie from the early 40s. Black and white "B" fare that lets your mind relax for awhile. A beautiful Heiress(Alexis Smith) has trouble getting married, because her husbands-to-be seem to never make it to the altar. A bumbling rube(Wayne Morris) is hired to be a decoy groom to bring the identity of the villain to light.

Also in the cast are Alan Hale, Brenda Marshall and Willie Best.


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