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Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 June 1942 (USA)
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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Percy Fitzbadden
Minna Gombell ...
Edith Fitzbadden
Don Barclay ...
Fingers O'Toole
John McGuire ...
Luders (as John Maguire)
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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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Aquele Careca Voltou  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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Followed by Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) See more »

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The British Grenadiers
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Awful!
27 December 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the "Mexican Spitfire" series, and thought that this entry would be a good "haunted house comedy". It isn't. Both Lupe Valez and Mantan Moreland are completely wasted in this film.

The only thing that saves it (and not by much!) is Leon Errol's "Lord Epping" routine, but even THAT is much better in the other "Spitfire" films. Don't waste your time with this one.


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