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Ghost Catchers (1944)

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

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(screenplay), (story "High Spirits") | 1 more credit »
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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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The 1944 musical comedy! See more »

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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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I was probably 10 years old when I last saw it.
8 September 2003 | by (Clifton, New Jersey USA) – See all my reviews

I was a youngster when I last saw this film. I remember it as being a little scary. There was a haunted house in New York City. When the scenes changed to the swinging night club, this was the comic relief (for me). I remember the music to be tune-full, swinging. I would love to see this movie again.


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