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Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  30 July 1943 (USA)
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Bobby Jordan ...
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Emil
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Betty
Rick Vallin ...
Jack
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Benny (as Billy Benedict)
Stanley Clements ...
Stash
Bobby Stone ...
Dave
Minerva Urecal ...
Hilda
Wheeler Oakman ...
Tony
Peter Seal ...
Bruno
Frank Moran ...
Monk
Jack Mulhall ...
Lieutenant
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Storyline

Glimpy's surprisingly beautiful sister is getting married to Jack, a young engineer, and moving to a 'bargain' suburban house neither has ever seen. During the honeymoon, the East Side Kids decide to fix up the house for the newlyweds...but mistakenly pick the 'haunted' house next door, which is occupied by some mysterious live men, dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The EAST SIDE KIDS vs. the Man of a THOUSAND HORRORS! See more »

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Comedy

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30 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The East Side Kids Meet Bela Lugosi  »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Glimpy: Hey, why can't I sing in da quartet? I used to sing in a quartet wit' six members!
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Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
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Music by R. Melish (1780 ?)
Lyrics (poem To Celia) by Ben Jonson (1616)
Played on an organ by Bill Bates and sung by The East Side Kids
Reprised by them at the wedding
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The First Film To Contain A Real Bad Expletive Word.
4 October 2001 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

The Director, William Beaudine, also known as, "One-Take Beaudine, believed in filming one take of one scene. Get it right the first time. Bela Lugosi, as a gag, said a bad four-letter word in the first take of one specific scene. Bela Lugosi standing still as a portrait, while sneeezing expelled the expletive. Director William Beaudine kept the take in the film. This may be the first time a very bad expletive word had ever been heard and used in a film, with the exception of Gone With The Wind (1939), in which Clark Gable said in his memorable last line, used the word "damn", Bela Lugosi used the word "shit" uncalled for and not in the script. Ghosts On The Loose was released in 1943.


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