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The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)

Approved | | Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery | 8 March 1947 (USA)
Monty Crandall is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife forces her ... See full summary »

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Aunt Susan Beecher
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The Late Timothy Beecher
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Monty Crandall is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric, that his problems are solved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mild ghost comedy
13 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I always hate seeing an IMDb page for a film without a review. Every films deserves some comments to show how it played, so readers can figure out if it may be worthwhile if available.

That being said, THE GHOST GOES WILD is a mild, standard old-fashioned comedy. It offends no one and goes down as easy as applesauce. For the same reasons, it is a rather bland film despite some excellent talents involved. Edward Everett Horton is always worth watching and the photography by John Alton is solid. James Ellison is pretty good in the lead and Anne Gwynne is good, but somewhat wasted. Ellison tries very hard, but he never had the personality like a Cary Grant, who would have added great flavor to this. Lloyd Corrigan adds some nice support as the only legitimate ghost in the film.

I got this to see the ghost angle and it was pleasantly done, if not inspired. The jokes are a bit repetitive, but the plot stays predictably amusing as Ellison pretends to be a ghost to avoid being sued by a wealthy dowager, who mistakenly believes he is dead. If you like these old-fashioned screwball-styled comedies then it should be enjoyable.


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