MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,603 this week

The Living Ghost (1942)

Passed  -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  27 November 1942 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 289 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 147 titles
created 18 Nov 2010
 
a list of 50 titles
created 06 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 61 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Search for "The Living Ghost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Living Ghost (1942)

The Living Ghost (1942) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Living Ghost.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Dunn ...
Nick Trayne
...
Billie Hilton
Paul McVey ...
Ed Moline
Vera Gordon ...
Sister Lapidus
Norman Willis ...
Cedric, the Butler
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Police Lt. 'Pete' Peterson
Minerva Urecal ...
Delia Phillips
George Eldredge ...
Tony Weldon
Jan Wiley ...
Tina Craig
Edna Johnson ...
Helen Craig
Danny Beck ...
Doubletalker
Gus Glassmire ...
Walter Craig
Lawrence Grant ...
Dr. Bruhling
Howard Banks ...
Arthur Wallace
J. Arthur Young ...
George Phillips
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Walking Nightmare  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: Don't you ever sleep?
Cedric, the Butler: No sir, insomnia.
Nick Trayne: Insomnia huh? I bet he doesn't even go to sleep when it's time to get up.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark and Darker!
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have a house full of suspects. Bring in some unconventional detective who acts, at times, like an idiot, to solve the case, and you have this movie. Throw in the pretty sidekick, the tough mouthy female, and that adds another dimension. Saying that, I've already seen it a few times before. It doesn't mean that the byplay isn't fun and the murder isn't a challenge to figure out. After all, there is a guy who walks around with half a brain. Still, it is lacking. The seriousness of the murder is tossed aside and they go on this long escapade. The romance blooms while they search for the killer. I wish that they didn't have to spend so much time in a dark basement during the climax of the movie. I know that part of the suspense is based on the unknown aspects of the dark, but it goes on, and, frankly, I couldn't see anyone. I do like these old black and white mysteries, but, often, if you've seen one, you've seen the rest.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Living Ghost (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?