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Spook Busters (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery | 24 August 1946 (USA)
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 »

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Dr. Coslow
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Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
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Maurice Cass ...
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Mrs. Grimm
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Mr. Stiles
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Ivan
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Charles Millsfield ...
Dean Pettyboff
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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>

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24 August 1946 (USA)  »

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Ghost Busters  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth of 48 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

Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Run for your lives! Charlie's got an axe!
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Followed by Jungle Gents (1954) See more »

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B-film is a weak forerunner of "Ghost Busters"...
27 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

The gags and, in fact, all of the humor in this Bowery Boys featurette is both dated and unfunny. LEO GORCEY is the self-appointed president of the Insect Exterminating Company who goes after bigger prey when CHESTER CLUTE invites him to investigate the old Menlo house, now deserted, which appears to be haunted.

So, LEO GORCEY, HUNTZ HALL, BOBBY JORDAN and gang get into their jalopy and head for the deserted looking house which, unknown to them, is being used for sinister purposes by none other than DOUGLAS DUMBRILLE and some of his foolish henchmen.

None of the situations that ensue are particularly funny and the humor is as sophomoric as it gets. If you enjoy being hit over the head with one dumb remark after another, this is for you. Others better beware this offering from Monogram from their assembly of B-films.


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