A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.

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Huntz Hall ...
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Edgar Alden Franklin Smith
Lela Bliss ...
Margo the Medium
Philip Van Zandt ...
Dr. Basil Granville
Bernard Gorcey ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
Robert Coogan ...
Jack Eagan
Buddy Gorman ...
David Gorcey ...
Jan Kayne ...
Cynthia
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Mrs. Parelli
Marshall Bradford ...
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've Got Ants In Their Trance At A Seance! See more »

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29 April 1951 (USA)  »

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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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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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