'Tis the morning after the night before. Silas Shakaleg, the fearless sheriff of Mushroom Manor, is sleeping alter his all-night vigil in the shrubbery surrounding the haunted mansion. The ... See full summary »

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'Tis the morning after the night before. Silas Shakaleg, the fearless sheriff of Mushroom Manor, is sleeping alter his all-night vigil in the shrubbery surrounding the haunted mansion. The telephone rings. Thieves are robbing Millionaire Hawkin's hen roost. Hastily donning his hat, fearless Shakaleg hurries out to make his capture. The thieves prove to be our old friends Ham and Bud. Clapping them into his portable jail, which he hauls with him in his chase after thieves, the sheriff returns to his abode there to hold court and pronounce them guilty of stealing Farmer Hawkin's hen fruit to pay off a debt of $1,000. Deserted by all save the farmer's winsome daughter, the egg lifters are sentenced to spend a night in the haunted house. Their only consolation is the promise of the Girl to visit them. What the real thieves, who have made their rendezvous in the mansion, do to our poor unfortunates is a shame. As dawn breaks, after a night of terror, of ghosts and of dancing skeletons, our... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 February 1917 (USA)  »

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Their usual grade of comic entertainment
6 February 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The high cost of hens' eggs prompt Ham and Bud to rob a hen coop in "Ghost Hounds." The owner of the coop is the sheriff of the county. He captures the pair, tries them himself and sentences them to pass the night in a haunted house. The ghosts are a band of thieves that make the old mansion their headquarters. Ham and Bud are given a large-sized scare. With" such material the big fellow and the little 'un, Ethel of the smile (in spite of the teare in her name) and Henry Murdoch, who sits up nights inventing new and facetious facial adornment, register their usual grade of comic entertainment. - The Moving Picture World, February 17, 1917


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