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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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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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Comedy | Horror | Music

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High Spirits  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The Best Olsen & Johnson film
8 June 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, this film is O & J's best film! A Colonel (with 2 daughters) move from Ga to NYC for the girl's Carnegie Hall debut.

The house they choose is haunted....by gangsters AND a REAL ghost!

Great O & J slapstick comedy, Swing dancing, and music ("Blue Candlelight" is the showstopper).

Plus, the ghosts (real & fake) are CREEPY!

"Last the best of all the game"!


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