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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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(as Eddie Cline)

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(screenplay), (story "High Spirits") | 1 more credit »
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Bear (as Lon Chaney)
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Clay Edwards (as Kirby Grant and His Orchestra)
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Specialty Dance Act (as Armando and Lita)
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Storyline

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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Approved | See all certifications »
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16 June 1944 (USA)  »

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High Spirits  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Diana Barrymore was originally slated to appear as "Susanna Marshall" but rejected it after reading the script. Universal canceled her contract. See more »

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Referenced in Hail, Caesar! (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Cheers for the Customer
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Harry Revel
Performed by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson and Ella Mae Morse with Kirby Grant and His Orchestra
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These Guys Were Good!
7 October 2005 | by (Gardiner, NY) – See all my reviews

I'd like to be added to the yea chorus.

I was about eleven when I saw it as part of a "kiddy" show. The haunted house stuff that brought me there, in the first place, was not disappointing. However, what really impressed me was the music. The musical production numbers ranked high on my eleven-year-old rating system. This is very interesting because, at that time, I cared more about the exploits of John Wayne and Roy Rogers than any musical number.

Thinking back, I am still impressed.

Put this one to that list of – I sure would like to see it again!


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