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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 »
User Reviews:
As an historical piece of cinematic history, it's priceless. 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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Certification:
UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #9178) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Shot in six days.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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Drink to Me Only with Thine EyesSee more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
As an historical piece of cinematic history, it's priceless., 3 April 2005
Author: Chuck Straub from Mansfield, CT USA

The main problem with "Ghosts on the Loose" is that it's outdated. Today's audience doesn't know the norms of 1943 society so we can't fully appreciate when the East Side Kids break these rules with their comical lines and antics. The characters use a lot of slang and terms that are over 60 years old. We can't get the full impact of these lines. Things really weren't the same back then. We can still get quite a bit of humor out of this movie but unless we were alive during that time, I don't think we can possibly catch everything. I still found this to be an entertaining movie and still funny. What I liked the most was seeing this film in a historical perspective. I'd like to get a few "East Side Kids" films under my belt and see the comedy of the 40s. It's always interesting to see anything with Bela Lugosi in it and he does have a staring role in this. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that this is one of Ava Gardner's early movies. As entertainment I would have to say that "Ghosts on the Loose" is an OK movie. It lost a lot of its appeal over the years but is still good for a few laughs. As an historical piece of cinematic history, it's priceless.

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