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Haunted Spooks (1920)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 14 March 1920 (USA)
After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding), Hal Roach

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe ... The Uncle
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After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (Davis). The inheritance is a house, which her scheming uncle "haunts" so that he can scare them off and claim the property. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Harold Lloyd has one fault-he wants to get married- and that starts the laughs a-rolling In "Haunted Spooks" (Print Ad- Providence News, ((Providence, RI)) 17 April 1920)

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Short | Comedy

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Trivia

Lloyd tries to get run over several times by a man driving a 1919 Chandler Six. Lloyd and his new bride drive a 1916 Fod Model T to the mansion. See more »

Quotes

The Boy: I've lost another one of the only girls I ever loved.
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The Girl . . . . . . Mildred Davis. Sweet Sixteen and never - - well, only once or twice. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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achingly funny
26 October 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Harold Lloyd was always an impressive performer, funny, with a vulnerable streak mixed in with a hint of the daredevil. This movie doesn't have much in the way of stunts, but has a fairly amusing theme - suicidal boy (tries to jump in the river but gets stopped by someone asking him the time, etc., when jumps lands in a boat; tries to get run over by a car ...) marries winsome girl (the real-life Mrs Lloyd, Mildred Davis) and sets up home in a 'haunted' house spooked by family members trying to oust out the newlyweds.

Some racist gags typical of the period can be left aside, what is left is extremely funny, involving people covered in sheets wandering about, boxes which move, and things which go bump. Lloyd and Davis are both delightful and the movie speeds along at a good pace. Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

14 March 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det spøger! See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Runtime:

(2004 video edition)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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