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Director:
Writer:
Robb White (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
IT'S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Actually.... I liked it better than the modern version See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Charles Herbert ... Buck Zorba
Jo Morrow ... Medea Zorba

Martin Milner ... Benjamen Rush
Rosemary DeCamp ... Hilda Zorba (as Rosemary De Camp)
Donald Woods ... Cyrus Zorba

Margaret Hamilton ... Elaine Zacharides
John Van Dreelen ... Van Allen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Baker ... Ghost (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Ghost (uncredited)

William Castle ... Himself (uncredited)
David Hoffman ... Messenger (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Ghost (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Robb White (written by)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Von Dexter 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hazel Keats .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Stein .... assistant director
Robert Robinson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... second propman (uncredited)
Harry Hopkins .... prop master (uncredited)
Jim Meehan .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Eldon Coutts .... recordist (uncredited)
Sol Jaffe .... mikeman (uncredited)
Andy Payne .... cableman (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Becker .... key grip (uncredited)
Robert Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clarence Eubank .... best boy (uncredited)
James R. Field .... gaffer (uncredited)
John 'Mike' Hunt .... second grip (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Saper .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dona Holloway .... associate to producer
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • Pathé  Eastman color by
  • RCA  sound recording

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Runtime:
85 min | 82 min (black and white version)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:(Banned) (1960) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1960) (re-rating) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (No. 19630) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [William Castle] [gimmick]The movie was filmed in "Illusion-O" and a special viewer was needed to see the ghosts. This resulted in a number of sources incorrectly stating that the film was originally shown in 3D. The "ghost viewers" contained a red filter and a blue filter, but unlike 3D viewers/glasses, both eyes would look through the same color filter. The red filter would cause the ghostly images to intensify while the blue filter caused the images to fade.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Buck is playing with The Great Shadrach's (the lion tamer's) props, he opens the cage then puts on the glasses. The image of the lion is far larger than the cage which supposedly contained it. Granted that a ghost need not be subject to physical limitations, the cage could not have contained a live animal that size.See more »
Quotes:
Buck Zorba:[as Ben walks in the door] Ben, I found it!
[grabs the railing and shakes it to reveal the hidden area in the stairs]
Ben Rush:Good boy! Have you told anyone else about this?
Buck Zorba:Course not! Let's tell them now.
[Runs towards the dining room; Ben grabs his arm stopping him]
Buck Zorba:Ow! You're hurting!
Ben Rush:Sorry, Buck. We can't tell them yet.
Buck Zorba:But we're moving out tomorrow!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)See more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Actually.... I liked it better than the modern version, 29 April 2002
Author: lthseldy1 from Norfolk, VA

Yes, it may be old but I find it better than the "new revised" version that terribly stunk. Sure, when we see floating candles and furniture we can only imagine a small thin piece of string on the tip but hey, at least they used their imagination and had fun with it. The part played by the wicked witch from "The Wizard of Oz" was the best part. She was perfect in the film. As well as the family. They played their parts better. The father didn't act as stupid as the one in the modern version and the rest of the actors/actresses were better as well. There were alot of parts in the film that did not match the ones in the modern version but hey, thats why I liked it better they didn't have all those boring motives that the modern version had. And the ghosts were even scarier even though you could tell that it was a man in a costume with a reflecting light.

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