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Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 July 1943 (USA)
The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Kenneth Higgins (original screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Mugs
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Bela Lugosi ... Emil
Ava Gardner ... Betty
Rick Vallin ... Jack
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Benny (as Billy Benedict)
Stanley Clements ... Stash
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Dave
Minerva Urecal ... Hilda
Wheeler Oakman ... Tony
Peter Seal Peter Seal ... Bruno
Frank Moran ... Monk
Jack Mulhall ... Lieutenant
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Storyline

Glimpy's surprisingly beautiful sister is getting married to Jack, a young engineer, and moving to a 'bargain' suburban house neither has ever seen. During the honeymoon, the East Side Kids decide to fix up the house for the newlyweds...but mistakenly pick the 'haunted' house next door, which is occupied by some mysterious live men, dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

The EAST SIDE KIDS vs. the Man of a THOUSAND HORRORS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts in the Night See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Banner Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film would mark the final appearance of Ernest Morrison (Scruno) as an active member of the East Side Gang. Morrison would later appear in Follow the Leader (1944), but only in a flashback sequence using archive footage from Flying with Music (1942). See more »

Quotes

Scruno: [whispering] Mister, you dropped your flowers,
[normal tone]
Scruno: I guess he didn't hear me.
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Follows Kid Dynamite (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ by Bill Bates after the wedding
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Bela Lugosi, Ava Garnder and the East Side Kids Are a Film Classic
28 January 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

It is wrong to critize this film, it was a funny and enjoyable movie in the 1940's and it will remain a classic film in our libraries for many generations to come.

Bela Lugosi played a straight role as a Nazi, which he was proud of performing instead of his Horror roles. Ava Garnder received her first film credit and looked slim and trim and gave a great performance, the East Side Kids gave this film class all by itself, they are a talent to be long remembered.


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