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Ghost Chasers (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 April 1951 (USA)
A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.

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Edgar Alden Franklin Smith
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Margo the Medium
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Dr. Basil Granville
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Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
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Jack Eagan
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Mrs. Parelli
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Professor Krantz
Michael Ross ...
Gus
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A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.

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GHOST-TO-GHOST HOOKUP OF FUN! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Trivia

The 22nd of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Goofs

After he snookered Louie out of the hundred bucks during the first séance routine to help out Mrs. Parelli (Argentina Brunetti), Slip (Leo Gorcey) wound up collecting two hundred dollars from Madame Zola (Belle Mitchell). If you watch that scene, you'll see that he got his own hundred bucks back for Louie, and Mrs. Parelli got her hundred dollars too. See more »

Quotes

Margo the Medium: I take orders from no one.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: [goes to the phone] Oh yeah? Well maybe you'll take orders from the D.A.
Margo the Medium: No, wait, I'm just a poor old woman trying to make a living.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Well that makes us even lady, I'm just a poor old man trying to make a living.
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Followed by Spook Chasers (1957) See more »

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Ghosts and mediums are phonies...at least some of the time.
24 May 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Ghost Chasers" surprised me, as it's a very enjoyable Bowery Boys film...something I just didn't expect...especially when I learned that the picture was shot in just 6 days!!!

The story involves some phony psychics who are bilking customers out of their money with promises they can talk to their dead loved ones. Oddly, the only one who doesn't fall for any of this is Slip...and he's an idiot! Well, the story gets very strange when Edgar, a 300 year-old ghost shows up because he, too, is mad about the phony psychics and offers to help Sach uncover the gang's dirty tricks. However, no one else seems to be able to see Edgar and you can only assume he appears to REALLY dumb folks!

Overall, this is actually a rather cute installment of the series. Edgar is a very likable character and I loved when he stopped to talk to the audience early in the story! In addition, the film offers some nice twists and kept my interest. Is it brilliant entertainment? Certainly not but it is a very watchable B-movie--and better than you'd expect.


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