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That's the Spirit (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 June 1945 (USA)
A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

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Charles Lamont
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peggy Ryan ... Sheila Gogarty
Jack Oakie ... Steve 'Slim' Gogarty
June Vincent ... Libby Cawthorne Gogarty
Gene Lockhart ... Jasper Cawthorne
Johnny Coy Johnny Coy ... Martin Wilde Jr.
Andy Devine ... Martin Wilde Sr.
Arthur Treacher ... Masters
Irene Ryan ... Bilson
Buster Keaton ... L.M.
Victoria Horne ... Patience
Edith Barrett ... Abigail
Rex Storey Rex Storey ... Specialty
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A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

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A Deliriously Delightful Tale of the Jolliest Ghost You've Ever Known! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritu triunfador See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Evenin' Star
Written by Hans J. Salter and Jack Brooks
Performed by Peggy Ryan
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This is a great film
7 August 1999 | by cdrommSee all my reviews

This is a great film about a stuffy family who is ruled by an even stuffier patriarch (Jasper). His daughter gets involved with a flashy showman (Oakie) and he "dies" while his wife is having their first child. He is taken up to heaven and repeatedly requests to come back to Earth and finally gets his wish! After he returns to Earth, he tries to help his daughter to find her own life. This is not only a beautifully done fantasy, but is also a very funny comedy with good musical score. (Heaven just happened to give him squeaky shoes to wear :)


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