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Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  26 June 1942 (USA)
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Carmelita and Uncle Matt find themselves in a haunted house, but the "ghosts" are actually enemy agents who are trying to frighten away visitors in order to develop a nitroglycerin bomb.

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Leon Errol ...
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Elisabeth Risdon ...
Donald MacBride ...
Percy Fitzbadden
Minna Gombell ...
Edith Fitzbadden
Don Barclay ...
Fingers O'Toole
John McGuire ...
Luders (as John Maguire)
Lillian Randolph ...
Hyacinth
Mantan Moreland ...
Lightnin'
Harry Tyler ...
Bascombe
Marten Lamont ...
Mr. Harcourt
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The troubles begin when, in the absence of Lord Epping, his you partner, Dennis and the latter's Aunt Della open up Eppings' country estate to entertain a pair of visitors who have come from Canada to see the absent-minded nobleman. Unknown to any of them, the cellar of the big house has been taken over by a gang of enemy saboteurs making a supply of nitroglycerin so they can blow up a big dam nearby. Hoping to drive away the guests in order to continue their deadly task, the enemy agents create a number of "ghostly" incidents. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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..a couple of goofy ghosts have Lupe and Leon loonier than ever...Funniest film of the series (original print ad) See more »

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26 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Aquele Careca Voltou  »

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Notorious as the main feature on the double bill which also featured the original release of the Orson Welles classic The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). "Ambersons" was therefore relegated to "second feature" status, something usually reserved for B pictures. See more »

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Follows The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) See more »

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Pop! Goes the Weasel
Traditional 17th century English song
Whistled by Donald MacBride
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If you like Donald MacBride.....
2 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

.....this one should not be missed. Usually limited to a few minutes of screen time as a mercurial, frustrated figure of supposed authority (cop, manager of some sort) with a very short fuse, MacBride logs many minutes here in a juicy supporting role, allowed to exhibit a seemingly full range of mugging, double-takes, arm-waving and growling. Perhaps insufferable to some, but if you care for his shtick, it is presented to great advantage here. Like Leon Errol's Lord Epping, if you are a fan you can't get too much of a good thing.

Lupe Velez is very much in the background in this entry, and Mantan Moreland, with notable comic skills, has little to do. The gangsters hiding in the basement are an awkward insertion, unrelated to the story line - such as it is. MacBride steals the show, in perhaps his greatest performance.


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