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Scared Stiff (1953)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Musical  -  27 April 1953 (USA)
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Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott).

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Nightclub singer Larry Todd breaks off his romance with a beautiful showgirl when he realizes she's the girlfriend of a murderously jealous gangster. While on the run, Larry mistakenly believes he kills one of the mobsters and is helped to escape police by heiress Mary Carol, who smuggles Larry and partner Myron to Cuba. Mary has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island and, ignoring ominous warnings and threats, decides to take possession. While there, the trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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They're making a spook-tacle of themselves!


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27 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Starr vor Angst  »

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(Western Electric Multi-Track Magnetic Stereophonic)| (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last film of Carmen Miranda's career. See more »

Goofs

The castle is located in Cuba, a Spanish speaking country. Yet the clues to the treasure are written in English. See more »

Quotes

Larry Todd: We're going up to that castle!
Myron Mertz: What about that old woman? She said that it's haunted!
Larry Todd: Oh, she's only trying to scare us.
Myron Mertz: Well, she's doing a really good job at it!
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Version of The Ghost Breaker (1922) See more »

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Enchiladas
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis & Carmen Miranda
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Martin & Lewis Fail To Inspire Here
28 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film really looks like a rushed assembly line film. The purpose of the film too clearly is to take advantage of the hot box office Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis were generating by using over a script & some old sets from the Bob Hope movie " The Ghost Breakers".

Try as they might, Martin & Lewis look like they were asked to move too quickly on getting this one out. While the film probably made a little money because of the stars, I imagine most viewers were disappointed.

The actresses & the ghosts & zombie in this movie just aren't as good or as effective as Hopes film. The cute cameo of Hope & Crosby at the end can't even save this one. Unless your desperate for Martin & Lewis, avoid this one.


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