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Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Music | 16 June 1944 (USA)
Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Director:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline)

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay), Milt Gross (story "High Spirits") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ole Olsen ... Ole Olsen
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson
Gloria Jean ... Melinda Marshall
Martha O'Driscoll ... Susanna Marshall
Leo Carrillo ... Jerry
Andy Devine ... Horsehead
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Bear (as Lon Chaney)
Walter Catlett ... Colonel Breckinridge Marshall
Morton Downey ... Morton Downey
Ella Mae Morse Ella Mae Morse ... Virginia Bennett - Vocalist
Kirby Grant ... Clay Edwards (as Kirby Grant and His Orchestra)
Armando & Lita Armando & Lita ... Specialty Dance Act (as Armando and Lita)
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Storyline

Colonel Breckinridge Martshall (Walter Catlett), a self-appointed southern colonel, brings his two daughters,Melinda (Gloria Jean) and Susanna (Martha O'Driscoll), to New York City so they can sing at Carnegie Hall. He buys a haunted house from Chambers ('Walter Kingsford' qv)) a crooked real estate dealer. The "ghosts" start their work on the first night and Susanna runs next door to a nightclub owned by Olsen (Ole Olsen) and Johnson (Chic Johnson)and they agree to help her...and set out to rid the house of the ghosts. They have little trouble getting rid of the tap-dancing ghost but the remaining ones intend to stay. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They've got hants in their dance! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Spirits See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lon Chaney Jr and Tor Johnson would later be reunited in The Black Sleep (1956). See more »

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Funniest Olson Johnson movie ever made - side splitting
15 April 1999 | by rag-8See all my reviews

This movie, from start to finish, is a complete GAS. I would do almost anything to get this movie. I haven't seen it in about twenty five years or more but I remember it as if I had just seen it.


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