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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
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I'm a big fan of the comedy genre, and while I admit I'm spoiled by such giants as the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, W. C. Fields and such, I still enjoy most comedies over all eras, provided they're reasonably well-done. That said, it was hard for me to watch this movie all the way to the end. It simply wasn't that entertaining. The screenplay is so shoddy that it might have literally been written overnight. Many of the scenes in the movie look as though they were shot in one take. The whole thing is little more than a sequence of gags, most of which look like they were inserted at random, with no relation whatsoever to the plot. While such might work with the comic wit of the Marx Brothers, it falls flat on its face here, as the gags are worn-out and not particularly funny. The popular Gloria Jean is wasted here and not given much of a chance to show off her abilities as an actress and singer. All in all, it's a very dull movie, and unless you're a fan of Olsen and Johnson, you probably don't need to bother with it.
If you still want a copy of this movie, you can buy one from Gloria Jean herself. IMDb policies forbid the posting of URL's in reviews; however you can find her website easily enough with your favorite search engine, using her full name of "Gloria Jean Schoonover".
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