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Scared Stiff (1953)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 27 April 1953 (USA)
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by an heiress.

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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 duke1029

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They're making a spook-tacle of themselves!


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Starr vor Angst  »

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(Western Electric Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The previous year Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had made an uncredited gag appearance in Bing Crosby and Bob Hope's Road to Bali (1952). Hope and Crosby returned the favor with a cameo in this film. 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

Tony Warren: It's worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. Every once in a while you see him walking about with dead eyes blindly following orders, not knowing what they do and not caring.
Myron Mertz: Just like husbands.
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Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) 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 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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