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Director:
Writer:
Kenneth Higgins (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 1943 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Leo Gorcey ... Mugs
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Bobby Jordan ... Danny

Bela Lugosi ... Emil

Ava Gardner ... 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
Bill Bates ... Sleepy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Depp ... John G. Elwood (uncredited)
Tom Herbert ... Park Central Plaza Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Robert F. Hill ... Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Wedding Usher (uncredited)
Kay Marvis ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Ray Miller ... Police Officer Mulligan (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Mrs. John G. Elwood (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Flower Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Higgins (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Dietz .... producer
Sam Katzman .... producer
Barney A. Sarecky .... associate producer (as Barney Sarecky)
 
Original Music by
Edward J. Kay (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Mack Stengler (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Hammond .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Milton .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
 
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director (as Edward Kay)
 
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Also Known As:
"Ghosts in the Night" - UK (alternative title), USA (working title)
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Runtime:
67 min (DVD) | 65 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #9178) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
If you listen carefully, you can hear Bela Lugosi sneeze a four letter word ("shit") when he sneezes. Director William Beaudine left it in.See more »
Quotes:
Mugs:[to the quartet] Now remember your crescendos and your de-u-endos.See more »
Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ghosts On The Loose, 23 August 2005
Author: MarcoAntonio1

I've tried to like this film, but at best it's merely tolerable. I thought that there would be more to it. There are basically two parts to the film: 1)Ava Gardner and Rick Vallin's wedding 2) At the two country houses. The first half of "Ghosts on the Loose" is a total gyp. It's got nothing to do with ghosts (neither does the second half) and is frankly quite boring. The only pluses in this half of the film are the moments with young Ava and her fiancé/husband Rick. The second half of the film is a let-down. The East Side Kids arrive in the country and spend many dull moments redecorating what they think is the honeymoon couples house. They move furniture around while the most awful, dreary canned background music is played (the same awful music that was used in "The Ape Man" and other Monogram films). By the time a printing press starts getting moved around from house to house this film almost becomes a sleep inducing bore. What a shame! If Monogram had used better background music I would have added a star to my rating. Lugosi has very little time on screen here. Like others have said "Spooks Run Wild" is the better of the two Lugosi-East Side Kids outings...much better!

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