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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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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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First meeting of the East Side Kids and Bela Lugosi is a creaky antique thats fun in the right frame of mind 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)
Sherry Tansey ... 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:
Filmed June-July 1941.The second of Bela Lugosi's 9 Monogram features, and the first of two with the East Side Kids.See more »
Quotes:
Danny:How can you read in the dark?
Glimpy:What'd you say?
Danny:I said how can you read in the dark?
Glimpy:I went to night school.
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Referenced in "Planet X: Episode #2.6" (2006)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
First meeting of the East Side Kids and Bela Lugosi is a creaky antique thats fun in the right frame of mind, 28 January 2006
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Bela Lugosi and the East Side Kids (aka the Dead End Kids aka The Bowery Boys) made two films together. This is the first and best. Its a low budget creaky mystery that some how works despite its short comings.

The plot has the Kids forcibly removed from the streets for two weeks in the country at a summer camp. Not wanting to be watched over they sneak out the first night only to be shot at by a local care taker. They end up taking refuge in an old mansion inhabited where Bela Lugosi is staying. At the same time a "monster killer" is prowling the surrounding area. Confusion, murder and "comedy" ensues.

By no means a great film, and probably only an okay one, this is a movie that needs to be watched at about two in the morning when you're half asleep. Its the stereotypical haunted house film turned side ways,yet again, by Leo Gorcey and his pals. Sure the comedy is beyond low and the plot is predictable, but somehow Bela, in a decent role, lifts this up to be more than just a bunch of 30 year old teenagers running amok. Actually the fact there there is a real plot helps a great deal (The later Bela/ East Side Kids pairing Ghosts on the Loose suffers greatly from essentially being two barely connected halves). Its not great by anyone's definition, but it is fun in a silly way.

If you're in the mood for a haunted house comedy the likes of which they don't make any more (thank God) you can give it a try. While far from great it does have Bela hamming it up which is usually good for an hour entertainment.

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