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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)  »

Also Known As:

Starr vor Angst  »

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

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Trivia

The previous year Martin and Lewis had made an uncredited gag appearance in Bing Crosby and Bob Hope's "The Road to Bali." Hope and Crosby return the favor with a cameo in this film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rosie: [after a long kiss] Am I going to see you later?
Larry Todd: You certainly are.
Rosie: I know a wonderful place for just the two of us.
Larry Todd: Yeah, where?
Rosie: In a telephone booth
Larry Todd: [after a lingering kiss he ogles her] Remind me to bring along plenty of dimes.
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Version of The Ghost Breaker (1922) See more »

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Bongo Bingo
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis & Carmen Miranda
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Typical Martin-Lewis Comedy
26 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, if you're considering watching a Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis picture, you must be aware of the fact that it is mainly slapstick comedy. If you can't laugh at a drunk guy slapping Jerry Lewis in the face, then this movie isn't for you.

With that being said, this movie has an interesting story line. Lewis and Martin are friends and when Martin gets in trouble with Shorty, a mob-type guy, Lewis goes to defend him. This leads to an accidental shooting that Martin gets blamed for and when he goes to hide, he meets Mary, who inherited a haunted island from her father. Martin and Lewis end up going with Mary and figure out the mystery of Lost Island.

Although the plot jumps around a lot, watching Martin and Lewis is always enjoyable and there are many funny situations in this movie. If you're a fan of slapstick, this movie is for you.


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