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Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.Written by
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Joan Davis was not available for all of the retakes, particularly an end gag in the tavern/nightclub. But, because her back is to the camera for one shot at the end of the tavern money counting scenes, it was assumed that this was not Davis but a double. However, according to "Hold That Ghost: The Complete Filmscript," which utilized studio records, Davis was on hand for retakes during that sequence. In the rush to complete the retakes she just happened to be facing the wrong way. See more »
When Harry Hoskins, the driver of the car that is to take everyone to the hotel, is introducing Camille Brewster to the pair, he indicates the wrong man as he says each of their names. See more »
[after tasting the soup]
Like mother used to make... It stinks!
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The boys inherit a spooky old house with money hidden somewhere inside. Now if only they can find the money before the bad guys do.
I love that spastic dance routine Lou does with Joan Davis. She's a perfect comedic counterpart to Costello, and for me, their bits together are the film's highlights. This is an early A&C effort, and it shows with their spirited performances. It's also one of their better screenplays. Putting them in an old dark house provides all sorts of loony possibilities, like the levitating candles and the fluffy ghost. Carlson and Ankers provide a good normal contrast to the madcap antics, but surprisingly Ankers only gets one lung-bursting scream of the sort she was famous for. Also, catch a more subdued version of the Andrews Sisters, which disappointed me since I was expecting their usual finger-snapping jive. Nonetheless, it's a solid entry for A&C fans.
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