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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 7 August 1942 (USA)
Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

Director:

Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)

Writers:

Lou Breslow (screenplay), Lou Breslow (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan (as Laurel)
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie (as Hardy)
Dante ... Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
Sheila Ryan ... Margo
John Shelton ... Tommy White
Don Costello ... Doc Lake
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Frank Lucas
Edward Gargan ... Police Lt. Foster
Addison Richards ... Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
George Lynn ... Darby Mason
James Bush ... Joe Morgan
Lou Lubin ... Dixie Beeler
Robert Emmett Keane ... Parker
Richard Lane ... Phillips
Willie Best ... Waiter
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Storyline

The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hokus-Pokus See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the young girls is played by Helen Koford. She would later become more famous under the name "Terry Moore." See more »

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Stan Laurel: How about some dinner? I'm getting hungry.
Oliver Hardy: Don't be so greedy. We just split a hamburger, and besides we can eat in Dayton for half of what it costs us in the diner.
Stan Laurel: I know, but I'll be twice as hungry in the morning.
Oliver Hardy: [with finality] Don't bicker!
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Typical Laurel & Hardy '40's stuff.
28 August 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie is like all Laurel & Hardy's '40's movies; Too much talking and not enough slapstick. And has an overwritten story and it relies too much on the script, rather than on Laurel & Hardy's antics and talent. Yes of course they get some slapstick to do but it doesn't feel as anything new or truly great, though the movie certainly does have its moments, which help to make this movie worthwhile.

The story is rather weak but above all really uninteresting. The title is deceiving and certainly has nothing to do with the movie.

Dante, a magician from the 20th century is in the movie too but you can wonder why. Seems like just a publicity stunt for both parties to me, since it doesn't serve a too big significant purpose for the main plot-line of the movie.

Not that this movie is bad but by Laurel & Hardy standards it still is a rather weak and bad one, that really isn't among their best work.

6/10

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