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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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The First Film To Contain A Real Bad Expletive Word. See more (30 total) »

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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Runtime:
67 min (DVD) | 65 min (copyright length)
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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"). Director William Beaudine left it in.See more »
Quotes:
Mugs:[to Glimpy] Any normal person can get normal measles, but you gotta pick a fight with a Nazi and get German measles.
[Glimpy's face is covered in Swastikas]
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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The First Film To Contain A Real Bad Expletive Word., 4 October 2001
Author: james362001 from Lancaster, California

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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