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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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Dr. Basil Granville
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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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They're HAINT-HAPPY...and SPOOK-SLAPPY! See more »

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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

Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: I got a lighter but it's outta fluid.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: I think your head is outta fluid.
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Followed by Spook Chasers (1957) See more »

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Save the Last Trance for Me
21 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

While loquacious Leo Gorcey (as Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) tries to teach a girlfriend English diction ("How, now, brown, cow…"), simple-minded Huntz Hall (as Horace De Bussy "Sach" Jones) joins "Bowery Boys" William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), Buddy Gorman (as Butch), and David Gorcey (as Chuck) in a séance. The spirit world isn't really contacted, but Mr. Benedict remains a believer; he invites Mr. Hall to join his ghost-contacting group, which intends to contact a dead magician named "Leonardi".

The group turns out to be a racket, as Mr. Gorcey suspects. Gorcey decides to expose the group by persuading fatherly "Sweet Shop" owner Bernard Gorcey (as Louis "Louie" Dumbrowsky) to contact his debtor uncle "Jake" through "Margo the Medium" (Lela Bliss). Hall, meanwhile, befriends 300-year-old pilgrim Lloyd Corrigan (as Edgar Alden Franklin Smith), who steals the show. Edward J. Kay's finely-tuned musical direction, and Mr. Corrigan's spirited mission, help make "Ghost Chasers" an above average series entry.

***** Ghost Chasers (4/29/51) William Beaudine ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan


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