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Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 July 1943 (USA)
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

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Emil
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Betty
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Jack
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Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
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Benny (as Billy Benedict)
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Dave
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Hilda
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Tony
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Bruno
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Monk
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Lieutenant
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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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You'll yell with glee when these happy-go-lucky hooligans invade the shivery domain of the Man of a Thousand Horrors! It's Chill-arious! See more »

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Comedy

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30 July 1943 (USA)  »

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Ghosts in the Night  »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song the gang sings at the wedding is a popular old song "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes", the lyrics of which date back to the 1616 poem "Song to Celia" by English playwright Ben Johnson. They only sing the first stanza. See more »

Quotes

Glimpy: Hey, why can't I sing in da quartet? I used to sing in a quartet wit' six members!
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Connections

Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ by Bill Bates at the wedding
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Bela Lugosi, Ava Garnder and the East Side Kids Are a Film Classic
28 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is wrong to critize this film, it was a funny and enjoyable movie in the 1940's and it will remain a classic film in our libraries for many generations to come.

Bela Lugosi played a straight role as a Nazi, which he was proud of performing instead of his Horror roles. Ava Garnder received her first film credit and looked slim and trim and gave a great performance, the East Side Kids gave this film class all by itself, they are a talent to be long remembered.


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