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Richard Malaby
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25 October 1931 (USA)  »

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With Ghosts
9 July 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Walter Catlett is suffering from a potentially fatal case of hiccoughs -- caused by an annoying young man who wishes to marry his daughter -- and his doctors prescribe for him rest in a place as quiet as a tomb: a haunted house.

Although this movie is not particularly outstanding, this one-reel short subject still manages to be worth more the usual allotment of smiles, in part because of Roscoe Arbuckle's breezy directing that keeps things moving along, a good collection of haunted-house gags and, of course, Walter Catlett.

Often forgotten today, Catlett came off a long Broadway career into the movies, where he prospered in all sorts of comedies. His best remembered role may be as the constable of Howard Hawks' BRINGING UP BABY, whither he was brought to also teach Katherine Hepburn how to perform comedy.


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