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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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65 minutes of totally cool fun! 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
Percy R. Glenn .... sound recordist (as Glen Glenn)
 
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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The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.See more »
Quotes:
Glimpy:I milked a cow once, you know it's got four faucets to it.
Danny:What for?
Glimpy:Well the first faucet's for buttermilk, the second's for bottled milk, and the third's for evaporated milk.
Danny:What's the fourth one for?
Glimpy:Come to think of it, this cow only had three faucets.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007)See more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
65 minutes of totally cool fun!, 2 September 2004
Author: henri-donadille from France

"Spooks Run Wild" is the best of Bela's films that he made at Monogram Studios during the forties ("Voodoo Man" and "The Ape Man" follow as second and third). It is also the BEST of all of the East Side Kids' comedies. Lugosi scares the kids as they visit him in his creepy old hillside mansion while a crazed killer is terrorizing the town below. Extremely atmospheric film offers comedy, thrills, mystery, surprises and more! See it if you can! There are many different DVD's of this film available out there. I've found that prints vary in quality from different distributors. Try and catch V.C.I.'s copy. They have a great print of it and it's on a DVD double feature with "Ghosts on the Loose".

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