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One Live Ghost (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  7 November 1936 (USA)
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Henry Morton just wants to go fishing. Little things thwart him: Maxine the maid makes noise, Sonny, a lad in the household, makes a mess, and Henry's wife wants the car for shopping. A ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Leon Errol ...
Henry Morton / Philpot (valet) / Ghost of Henry Morton
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Vivien Oakland ...
Ethel Morton (as Vivian Oakland)
Robert Graves ...
Bert
Delmar Watson ...
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Henry Morton just wants to go fishing. Little things thwart him: Maxine the maid makes noise, Sonny, a lad in the household, makes a mess, and Henry's wife wants the car for shopping. A newly arrived friend, Bert, suggests that Henry fake his own death, don a disguise and appear as Bert's English valet, and skulk about. They'll mourn and the truth can later be revealed. Sonny hears the entire plan and alerts Henry's wife and the rest of the household. Only Maxine is in the dark. Henry's wife gives the valet an attic room, throws herself in his arms, complains about her late husband, and sends Henry into a tizzy. He and Bert set up a séance to try to fix their ruse. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Although produced shortly after the 1935 RKO Radio Pictures name change, this short displays the old Radio Pictures credit. The fine print credits attribute it as an RKO Radio Picture with the 1936 copyright. See more »

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17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

One Live Ghost (1936)

** (out of 4)

Lucille Ball fans might want to check this short out if they must see everything the legend has done in her career. The film centers on a husband (Leon Errol) who feels that his wife, children and even his maid (Ball) don't respect his wishes of going fishing. To prove a point, he fakes his death and later comes back to the house dressed as a butler so that he can spy on them. The idea of this guy faking his death and then coming back into the house just isn't believable enough to work and with that said the movie offered up very few laughs in the second half. The first half of the film gets a few chuckles as Errol keeps trying to go fishing and he has a few good exchanges with Ball. All of that changes in the second half as things go south in terms of laughs. I'm sure fans of Ball will want to check this out but others can stay clear.


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