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Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Music  |  16 June 1944 (USA)
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Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

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Colonel Breckinridge Martshall (Walter Catlett), a self-appointed southern colonel, brings his two daughters,Melinda (Gloria Jean) and Susanna (Martha O'Driscoll), to New York City so they can sing at Carnegie Hall. He buys a haunted house from Chambers ('Walter Kingsford' qv)) a crooked real estate dealer. The "ghosts" start their work on the first night and Susanna runs next door to a nightclub owned by Olsen (Ole Olsen) and Johnson (Chic Johnson)and they agree to help her...and set out to rid the house of the ghosts. They have little trouble getting rid of the tap-dancing ghost but the remaining ones intend to stay. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Just Between Us GHOULS...It's SCARE-OOUIE! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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16 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High Spirits  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Given a 32-day shooting schedule, extremely generous by Universal's wartime standards. See more »

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Spoofs Hold That Ghost (1941) See more »

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Funniest Olson Johnson movie ever made - side splitting
15 April 1999 | by (Federal Way,Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie, from start to finish, is a complete GAS. I would do almost anything to get this movie. I haven't seen it in about twenty five years or more but I remember it as if I had just seen it.


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