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The Ghost and the Guest (1943)

A newlywed couple winds up spending their honeymoon night in an old, dark, spooky mansion.

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Webster Frye
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Jacqueline 'Jackie' DeLong / Frye
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Ben Bowron
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Little Sister Mabel
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Big Sister Josie
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Killer Blake (as Tony Ward)
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Henchman Harold
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A newlywed couple winds up spending their honeymoon night in an old, dark, spooky mansion.

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19 April 1943 (USA)  »

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Lo spettro in viaggio di nozze  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Thursday 18 November 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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A honeymoon to wild to forget.
5 October 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

William Nigh directs this early 40's madcap comedy. Morey Amsterdam's screenplay is cleverly funny and somewhat witty. The 56 minute film is fast paced with hardly a scene wasted. Newlyweds Webster(James Dunn)and 'Jackie'(Florence Rice)spend their honeymoon in an old country home. Along with a nervous chauffeur(Sam McDaniel)the couple meets the town's executioner who has a fixation with nooses. Even before getting to settle in; a coffin arrives carrying the former owner and the spooked couple call the police. When the Police Chief(Jim Toney)arrives it is discovered the coffin is now empty. Before this situation can be dealt with along comes the believed "deceased's" next of kin and a gang of jewel thieves trying to find a fortune in diamonds hidden in the house. This all becomes fodder for Police Chief Bagwell's attempts at writing pulp fiction. Dunn's stupidity is somewhat funny; but McDaniel(the chauffeur)steals the show. Also in the cast are: Robert Bice, Eddy Chandler, Robert Dudley and Tony Ward.


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