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Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

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Ole Olsen
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Chic Johnson
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Melinda Marshall
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Susanna Marshall
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Jerry
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Horsehead
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Bear (as Lon Chaney)
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Colonel Breckinridge Marshall
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Morton Downey
Ella Mae Morse ...
Virginia Bennett - Vocalist
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Clay Edwards (as Kirby Grant and His Orchestra)
Armando & Lita ...
Specialty Dance Act (as Armando and Lita)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Alcorn ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Archer ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Venna Archer ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Jack Arkin ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Signatelli (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Barbara Blaine ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Cornelia Bona ...
Harpist (uncredited)
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Short Bald Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Diggs (uncredited)
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Midget in Nightclub Dinner Gag (uncredited)
Jean Davis ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Mug (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Gill Dennis ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Walter Lee Doerr ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Bricklayer (uncredited)
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Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Ticket Seller (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Christine Forsyth ...
Tired Blonde (uncredited)
Don Gallaher ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Genevieve Grazis ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Barbara Hall ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Kay Harding ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Carey Harrison ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary Jane Hodge ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
June Horne ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary Louise Houk ...
Harpist (uncredited)
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Mug (uncredited)
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Chambers (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ...
Mug (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Patti Lacey ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Perc Launders ...
Cop (uncredited)
Miriam R. Lickert ...
Harpist (uncredited)
Betty Marion ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Jean Marley ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Chef (uncredited)
Abraham Mirkin ...
Al (uncredited)
Al Mirkin ...
Midget (uncredited)
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Mrs. Signatelli (uncredited)
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Mug (uncredited)
Harry Monty ...
Midget (uncredited)
Marion Musso ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Mike Musso ...
Jittterbug (uncredited)
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Wilbur Duffington (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Mug (uncredited)
Luce Potter ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill Raymond ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Miss Ware (uncredited)
Nickie Reed ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Man in Tuxedo (uncredited)
Sheila Roberts ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Robert Scheerer ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Sarah Schwartz ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Alice Scott ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Laurie Sherman ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Lennie Smith ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Lou Southern ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Mug (uncredited)
Betty Story ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Leonard Sues ...
Trumpeter (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
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Jitterbug (uncredited)
Mike Termini ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
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Singer / Drummer (uncredited)
Joy Vahl ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Marie E. Wagner ...
Harpist (uncredited)
Jerry Warren ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)
Eleanor Welz ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Buddy Wilkerson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
June Williams ...
Jitterbug (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edward F. Cline ... (as Eddie Cline)

Written by

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Edmund L. Hartmann ... (screenplay)
 
Milt Gross ... (story "High Spirits") and
Edward F. Cline ... (story "High Spirits")
 
Elwood Ullman ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Edmund L. Hartmann ... producer
Milton Feld ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Edward Ward ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Van Enger

Film Editing by

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Arthur Hilton

Art Direction by

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John B. Goodman
Richard H. Riedel

Set Decoration by

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Russell A. Gausman
A.J. Gilmore

Costume Design by

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Vera West

Makeup Department

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Emmy Eckhardt ... hair dresser (uncredited)
Ed Zimmer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Howard Christie ... assistant director
Judson Cox ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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W.A. Graham ... painter (uncredited)
Harry Grundstrum ... props (uncredited)
Lloyd Merrill ... construction foreman (uncredited)
William P. Tapp ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard B. Brown ... director of sound
Joe Lapis ... sound
Jack Bolger ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ralph Brown ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Ernie Pierson ... cable person (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Carl Lee ... special effects (uncredited)
Eddie Robinson ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photography

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fred Buckley ... grip (uncredited)
Sherman Clark ... still photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Gerstle ... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Harmon ... best boy (uncredited)
Ross Saxon ... gaffer (uncredited)
Harold I. Smith ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Albert Deano ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Olive Koenitz ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward Ward ... musical director
Harold Zweifel ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Louis Da Pron ... choreographer
Bee Edlund ... production secretary (uncredited)
Dorothy Hughes ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Stacy Keach Sr. ... dialogue director (uncredited)
James R. Luntzel ... publicist (uncredited)
Dave Murray ... production liaison (uncredited)
Elmer Musco ... gofer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Just Between Us GHOULS...It's SCARE-OOUIE! See more »
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Also Known As
  • High Spirits (United States)
  • Fantasmas Malucos (Portugal)
  • Aaveenpyydystäjät (Finland)
  • Spökfångare (Sweden)
  • Caccia al fantasma (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 68 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Diana Barrymore was originally slated to appear as "Susanna Marshall" but rejected it after reading the script. Universal canceled her contract. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Candlelight See more »

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