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Director:
Writers:
Carl Foreman (original story) &
Charles R. Marion (original story) ...
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Release Date:
24 October 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside... See more » | Full synopsis »
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My Favorite East Side Kids Movie See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Nardo
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
Dave O'Brien ... Jeff Dixon (as David O'Brien)
Dorothy Short ... Linda Mason
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Donald Haines ... Skinny
Dennis Moore ... Dr. Von Grosch
P.J. Kelly ... Lem Harvey (as P.J. Kelley)
Angelo Rossitto ... Luigi
Guy Wilkerson ... Constable
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Slim Andrews ... Hank (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... The Hillside Mayor (uncredited)
Pat Costello ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Camp Counselor (uncredited)
Rosemary Portia ... Margie - Sweet Shop Clerk (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Rosen 
 
Writing credits
Carl Foreman (original story) &
Charles R. Marion (original story)

Carl Foreman (screenplay) &
Charles R. Marion (screenplay)

Jack Henley (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Pete Mayer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Lange (uncredited)
Lew Porter (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Le Picard (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Golden 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred Preble (settings)
 
Production Management
Ed W. Rote .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Hammond .... assistant director (as Art Hammond)
Herman Pett .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Johnny Lange .... musical director (as Lange)
Lew Porter .... musical director (as Porter)
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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65 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:Approved (PCA #7644)

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Trivia:
Production notes indicate George Pembroke was cast as Dr. Von Grosch, but he was replaced by Dennis Moore.See more »
Quotes:
Muggs:I don't like that guy's altitude, if he thinks I'm staying out here associating with the pigs and cows, he's crazy.See more »
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Referenced in "Planet X: Episode #2.6" (2006)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite East Side Kids Movie, 23 August 2006
Author: wdbasinger (wdbasinger@hotmail.com) from Beltsville, Maryland

Being a fan of old "B" moves from the 1930s and 1940s, this is a real gem from one of the so-called Poverty Row studios, in this case, Monogram Studios. Some of these so-called Poverty Row films have a charm all their own. I am a fan of both Bela Lugosi on one hand and The East Side Kids on the other. The East Side Kids started off as a group called the Dead End Kids from Warner Studios and I prefer their films that they made for Monogram. Other good movies of the series are "Ghosts on the Loose" (also with Bela Lugosi as well as a young actress named Ava Gardner), "Bowery Blitzkrieg", and "Mr. Wise Guy".

Anyway, "Spooks Run Wild" is the best of the lot with fine old fashioned atmosphere (great cemetery scenes and a creepy old house), great wisecracks, and hold-on-to-your-seat suspense with a misanthropic villain called the "Monster Killer".

Great film for Holloween.

Dan Basinger

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