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The Haunted Castle (1960)

Das Spukschloß im Spessart (original title)
From her father Charlotte inherits a dilapidated castle near the small German town Bonn. The castle is encumbered with debt, most of the inventory is pledged. Five ghosts who live in the ... See full summary »

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Charlotte
Heinz Baumann ...
Martin Hartog
Hanne Wieder ...
Elsa Wagner ...
Tante Yvonne
Herbert Hübner ...
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Ernst Waldow ...
Onkel Ernst August
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von Teckel (as Hubert von Meyerink)
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Paul Esser ...
Toni
Hans Richter ...
Jockel
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Georg Thomalla ...
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From her father Charlotte inherits a dilapidated castle near the small German town Bonn. The castle is encumbered with debt, most of the inventory is pledged. Five ghosts who live in the castle, former robbers in the Spessart forests, in the castle decide to help her. However their unconventional methods bring Charlotte in trouble. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Kurt Hoffmanns "Grusical"... Eine moderne Gespenstergeschichte gesponnen von Günter Neumann und Heinz Pauck


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Goofs

When the ghosts spin Prince Kalaka around in the air, you can briefly see the wire he is attached to. See more »

Crazy Credits

The title credits are shown on the screen, beginning with the title that changes from "musical" to "grusical". From then on the credits are completely sung like lyrics - to the swinging music of Bienert, Hollaender and Strasser. See more »

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Spoofs Rosemary (1958) See more »

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sequel to Wirtshaus im Spessart
5 May 2002 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

This sequel takes place several hundred years after the original movie "Wirthaus im Spessart". The robbers have long been caught and sentenced to death and killed, now their ghosts have returned to the castle of the contessa who once befriended their leader. There, they find her grand-grand-grand..... daughter, and decide to help her out to pay for their sins in their lives.

Once again it is a romantic comedy, this time with a few ghost sidekicks thrown in, and lots of slapstick humour that kids like. My favourite part has to be the musical number "Woll'n wir doch mal sehn ob's nicht Gespenster gibt in Bonn" - hillarious!

However, I'm not sure how much it would appeal to adults.


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