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Scared Stiff (1953)

Unrated  |   |  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 Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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Trivia

George Marshall also directed the earlier version of this film (The Ghost Breakers (1940)). See more »

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Larry and Myron cast multiple shadows in a castle lit only by their candle. See more »

Quotes

Rosie: I'm just an average girl.
Larry Todd: Honey, if you're an average girl then I've been dating boys.
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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) 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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Dean & Jerry's 2nd best film
23 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my 2nd favorite Martin & Lewis film, after Sailor Beware. It's stock full of some of their best routines, and co-starring Lizabeth Scott & the legendary Carmen Miranda only add to this Classic! Bob Hope & Paulette Goddard made the original in 1941 & truly,Ghostbreakers did not need to be remade, so they changed some of the story around & created quite a kick butt musical. Although I miss Willie Best, who is always a treat in the original.

But Dean & Jerry make this one for the ages with their stage act brought to screen, as Jerry plays a waiter who accidentally spills spaghetti on a patron, and gets side swiped into performing on stage with Dean, those 3 to 5 minutes are absolutely HILARIOUS! I never got to see Dean & Jerry live as I am only 43 yrs. old, but if this scene was any reflection of their live act, it had to be awesome.

Most of the movie follows the exact same pattern as Ghostbreakers, but Dean & Jerry add much flavor as does Ms. Scott, and the musical routines with Carmen Miranda are perfect! If you want to be entertained watch this movie!


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