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The Living Ghost (1942)

Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

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Ed Moline
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Sister Lapidus
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Police Lt. 'Pete' Peterson
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Delia Phillips
George Eldredge ...
Tony Weldon
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Tina Craig
Edna Johnson ...
Helen Craig
Danny Beck ...
Doubletalker
Gus Glassmire ...
Walter Craig
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Dr. Bruhling
Howard Banks ...
Arthur Wallace
J. Arthur Young ...
George Phillips
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Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, leaving him in a zombified state. Trayne and his perky assistant Billie Hilton have their work cut out for them as they must sift through a houseload of possible suspects to get at the culprit. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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SPOOK CHASER... A reckless sleuth follows the trail of a white ZOMBIE!


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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 5 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Thursday 14 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Nick shines his flashlight at the cuckoo clock, the light stays on after a few second after Nick moves the flashlight elsewhere. See more »

Quotes

Nick Trayne: [locked in a room] We could be trapped here for weeks, or months.
Billie Hilton: Oh Nick.
Nick Trayne: And if we are, by the time they find us, it'll be too late.
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An interesting mystery!

This is a very interesting, off-beat mystery, concerning a man who disappears from his home, and is found later with a paralyzed brain. But....is he a killer?

This film is notable because it is probably Joan Woobury's biggest role. Despite what L. Matlin says, "Nick Trayne" is QUITE amusing, and adds a lot of "zest" to the film.


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