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The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery | 8 March 1947 (USA)
Monty Crandall is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife forces her ... See full summary »

Director:

George Blair

Writers:

Randall Faye (screenplay), Randall Faye (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ellison ... Monte Crandall
Anne Gwynne ... Phyllis Beecher
Edward Everett Horton ... Eric
Ruth Donnelly ... Aunt Susan Beecher
Stephanie Bachelor ... Irene Winters
Grant Withers ... Bill Winters
Lloyd Corrigan ... The Late Timothy Beecher
Emil Rameau Emil Rameau ... Prof. Jacques Dubonnet
Jonathan Hale ... Max Atterbury
Charles Halton ... T. O'Connor Scott
Holmes Herbert ... Judge
Edward Gargan ... Newsstand Man
Gene Garrick ... Reporter
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Reporter
William Austin ... Barnaby
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Monty Crandall is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric, that his problems are solved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Por Conta do Fantasma See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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William Austin's final film. See more »

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Not a Sequel To THEODORA GOES WILD or THE GHOST GOES WEST
3 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

James Ellison is a cartoonist. He's happy to be engaged to Anne Gwynne, but her aunt. Ruth Donnelly, is suing him for a caricature of her on the cover of the magazine he draws for, and Grant Withers wants to shoot him for an imagined affair between Ellison and his wife, Stephanie Bachelor. So Ellison pretends he has died and is now a ghost. Then Lloyd Corrigan, the late husband of Miss Donnelly, shows up as a real ghost.

It's one of those comedies in which the humor is supposed to arise from people trying to cope with insane situations. Unfortunately, director George Blair seems to have a tin ear for comedy, and even such talented comics performers as Mr. Corrigan, Jonathan Hale, and Edward Everett Horton can't breathe any life into this movie. Neither does the script, in which Mr. Ellison's troubles are handwaved away at the end, provide much inspiration.

Mr. Ellison was one of those performers who looked good, memorized his lines and didn't trip over the furniture. He spent most of his career in B Westerns and as beefcake in programmers. This movie counts as one of the latter.


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