MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,371 this week

Spook Busters (1946)

Passed  -  Comedy | Mystery  -  24 August 1946 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 259 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 47 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1531 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 8374 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 92 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Spook Busters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spook Busters (1946)

Spook Busters (1946) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spook Busters.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While a cop steers a kid street-fighter away from being a public nuisance, a petty hoodlum leads a studious kid into a life of crime.

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An electric shock enables Sach to predict numbers.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mary Castle
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Bowery Boys head west to clear Louie of an old murder charge that he had killed his gold-mine partner. Sach has the map to the gold mine painted on his back, and Blackjack McCoy has him... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks who are posing as sailors.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Allen Jenkins
Certificate: Passed Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Bowery Boys investigate a murder, and all the evidence points to the involvement of the notorious Loop gang.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell
In the Money (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sach is hired as the companion for a poodle on an ocean voyage from New York to London. What he doesn't know is that the people who hired him are actually diamond smugglers, and there is a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Patricia Donahue
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The boys buy a uranium mine out west, but when they get there they find that it's pretty much worthless. However, the local badmen are distrustful of these new strangers, and when they ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey
Spook Chasers (1957)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The gang gets stuck during a thunderstorm in a spooky mansion, where they run into ghosts, gorillas and various "apparitions."

Director: George Blair
Stars: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Darlene Fields
News Hounds (1947)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

"Sach" has become a camera fiend so, in the pursuit of some ready cash, "Duke" takes him and his photographs to the editor of the New York Morning Blade, Mr. Ray Vance. He hires them to get... See full summary »

Director: George Blair
Stars: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Adele Jergens
Angels' Alley (1948)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Slip invites his cousin Jimmy to stay with his family after he is released from prison. However, Jimmy soon gets mixed up with an auto-theft ring. While trying to help Jimmy get out of the ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell
Ghost Buster (1952)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Gil Lamb, window washer at the "Daily Record" has aspirations of becoming a reporter and marrying Carol Hughes, the city editor's secretary. When he hears of the disappearance of a town ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Yates
Stars: Gil Lamb, Carol Hughes, Donald MacBride
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
...
Bobby Jordan ...
Gabriel Dell ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ...
Tanis Chandler ...
Mignon Moreno
Maurice Cass ...
Dr. Bender
Vera Lewis ...
Mrs. Grimm
...
Mr. Stiles
Chester Clute ...
Brown
Richard Alexander ...
Ivan
Bernard Gorcey ...
Charles Millsfield ...
Dean Pettyboff
Edit

Storyline

The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. Meeting up with pal Gabe and his new French bride, the boys are tormented by mad scientists who try to convince them the place is haunted and then kidnap Sach in order to place his brain inside a gorilla. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

JEEPERS CREEPERS! Those Wacky Wildcats Have A Mad Doctor On Their Trail And a Gorgeous Girl To Rescue! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 August 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost Busters  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fourth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Goofs

After Satch lights two candles, his hand shakes so bad it puts the match out. In the very next shot, there are three candles lit. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: We need to know the width of the mouse.
Louis Xavier 'Louie'Dumbrowski: About one mouse wide.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Hold That Baby! (1949) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Digging Up an Old Plot
5 April 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip) and "The Bowery Boys" graduate from extermination school, and get off on a ghost-busting assignment. Actually, Huntz Hall (as Sach) is the school "dunce", and doesn't really graduate; but, he goes along anyway. Eventually, Mr. Hall is strapped down on an operating table, where mad doctor Douglass Dumbrille (as Coslow) intends to cut out his brain - and implant it in a gorilla!

The "old dark house" plot was dug up fairly often by Gorcey's groups (earliest in 1940's "Boys of the City"), with surprisingly little success. This "Spook Busters" is neither spooky nor funny. In a desperate attempt to induce chuckles, the climax is done in slow-motion. Gabriel Dell and supporting team players Bobby Jordan (as Bobby), William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), and David Gorcey (as Chuck) valiantly try to help.

*** Spook Busters (8/24/46) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Douglass Dumbrille, Bobby Jordan


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
''Ghostbusters'' was also the re-issue title. GrabbyHands
Discuss Spook Busters (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?