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The Time of Their Lives ()


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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

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Cuthbert Greenway / Dr. Ralph Greenway
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Horatio Prim
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Melody Allen
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Mildred Dean
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Sheldon Gage
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Emily
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June Prescott (as Lynne Baggett)
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Thomas Danbury
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Nora O'Leary (as Anne Gillis)
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Lt. Mason
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Sgt. Conners
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Maj. Putnam (as Robert H. Barrat)
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Sgt. Makepeace
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Dandy at Party (uncredited)
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Second Sergeant (uncredited)
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Museum Guard (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Bill - Museum Guard (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Dandy at Party (uncredited)
Vernon Downing ...
Leigh - Traitor (uncredited)
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Bessie - Danbury's Maid (uncredited)
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Dandy at Party (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ...
Cranwell - Traitor (uncredited)
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Mr. Dibbs - Museum Curator (uncredited)
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Danbury Servant (uncredited)
Scott Thomson ...
Dandy at Party (uncredited)
Harry Woolman ...
Motorcycle Rider (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Barton

Written by

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Val Burton ... (original screenplay) &
Walter DeLeon ... (original screenplay) (as Walter De Leon) &
Bradford Ropes ... (original screenplay)
 
John Grant ... (additional dialogue)

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Val Burton ... producer
Joseph Gershenson ... executive producer (as Joe Gershenson)

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Milton Rosen ... (musical score)
Arthur Lange ... (uncredited)
William Lava ... (uncredited)

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Charles Van Enger ... director of photography

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Philip Cahn ... film editor

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Jack Otterson
Richard H. Riedel

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Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations)
Ruby R. Levitt ... (set decorations) (as Ruby R. Lovitt)

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Rosemary Odell ... (gowns)

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Carmen Dirigo ... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce ... director of make-up

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Seward Webb ... assistant director

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Jack A. Bolger Jr. ... technician
Bernard B. Brown ... director of sound

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Jerome Ash ... special photography
David S. Horsley ... special photography (as D.S. Horsley)

Music Department

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Milton Rosen ... musical director
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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Morgan Farley ... dialogue director
Norman Abbott ... stand-in: Bud Abbott (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Also Known As
  • The Ghost Steps Out (United States)
  • Deux nigauds dans le manoir hant√© (France)
  • El fantasma huye (Spain)
  • Abbott e Costello Fantasmas (Portugal)
  • Ni vivos ni muertos (Chile)
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  • 82 min
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Budget $830,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Bud Abbott, who had never driven a car before, had to learn to drive one for this picture. He didn't like it, and after the film was finished, he never drove a car again. See more »
Goofs In the prologue, set in 1780, Horatio Prim (Lou Costello) uses the term "teetotaler" to say he doesn't drink alcohol. The term (short for "total temperance") didn't exist until the late 19th century. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Time of Their Lives (2016). See more »
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Quotes Mildred Dean: [to Emily] Pardon me, but did I see you in "Rebecca?"
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