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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
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Nightclub singer Larry Todd (Dean Martin) and busboy Myron Mertz (Jerry
Lewis) find themselves being hunted down by a gangster after they
witnessed a murder. With the help of Mary (Lizaebth Scott) the two are
able to get on board a cruise ship where they land in Cuba and before
long they're in a haunted house.
Every comedy duo, at some point in their career, had to face horror
elements. Laurel and Hardy. Abbott and Costello. Dean and Martin got
their chance here in this remake of the 1940 Bob Hope film THE GHOST
BREAKERS. For my money this isn't a very good movie and I thought it
fell well short of that 1940 movie on a variety of levels but the
biggest is the fact that there's really no story here.
We're basically introduced to the two men, we see them get in trouble
with the gangsters, there's a romance between Martin and Scott and then
we get to the horror elements. The problem is that the lack of story
means that the 107-minute running time really drags to the point where
I was bored out of my mind. Even worse is the fact that the story was
so weak that it wouldn't have supported a sixty-minute movie from
Monogram let alone something this long. For the life of me I couldn't
understand why we were a hour into the picture and there still wasn't
really anything going on.
As far as Martin and Lewis go, both are in fine shape playing the type
of characters they were well familiar with. Lewis is that obnoxious
clown who can't get out of trouble and often finds himself turning one
bad situation into something worst. Martin gets to sing a couple
numbers and do his romance thing and for the most part he's one of the
highlights of the film. As for Scott, I personally found her to be a
bit too bland in the part and there just wasn't any spark between her
and Martin. There's a great cameo at the end but I won't spoil it for
SCARED STIFF is a pretty bland movie that has a few funny moments but
certainly not enough to keep the running time from dragging on and on.
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