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Ghost Chasers (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 29 April 1951 (USA)
A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.


William Beaudine


Charles R. Marion (original screenplay), Bert Lawrence (additional dialogue)




Cast overview:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Lloyd Corrigan ... Edgar Alden Franklin Smith
Lela Bliss ... Margo the Medium
Philip Van Zandt ... Dr. Basil Granville
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitmore 'Whitey' Williams (as Billy Benedict)
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... Butch
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Jan Kayne Jan Kayne ... Cynthia
Argentina Brunetti ... Mama Parelli
Marshall Bradford Marshall Bradford ... Professor Krantz
Robert Coogan ... Jack Eagan
Michael Ross ... Gus


A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.

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They're up to their phantom's in FUN! See more »


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The 22nd of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »


After he snookered Louie out of the hundred bucks during the first séance routine to help out Mrs. Parelli (Argentina Brunetti), Slip (Leo Gorcey) wound up collecting two hundred dollars from Madame Zola (Belle Mitchell). If you watch that scene, you'll see that he got his own hundred bucks back for Louie, and Mrs. Parelli got her hundred dollars too. See more »


Louie Dumbrowsky: [at seance] H... he... hello, Uncle Jake. You look better now than when you were alive. How is business down there... I mean up there?
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Followed by Crazy Over Horses (1951) See more »

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How Now Brown Cow
1 October 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The boys get mixed up with a gang of phony spiritualists, at the same time Sach gets some special help.

What a hoot when Slip gives elocution lessons "how now brown cow" to coarse-talking Cynthia (Kayne). That's like Attila the Hun giving nice-nice lessons to Ghengis Khan. The pace really picks up once the boys invade Margo the phony Medium's house. Along the way, Sach picks up an impish ghost Edgar (Corrigan) that only he can see. It's a funny schtick since Edgar does all kinds of magic that confounds the disbelieving gang. Then too, catch that fractured Shakespeare Sach starts speaking after listening to the high-brow Edgar. Corrigan and Hall really work well together and Hall is livelier than in many of the other entries.

In fact, there are several centers of comedy, including Slip and the gang, and pint-sized Louie (B. Gorcey) doing his midget brand. And I hope they paid the boys extra for holding those frozen poses as well as they did, especially when they get lifted up. Also, I like the way Edgar "breaks character" and talks to the audience. Here, it's a rather charming touch. Of course, no one expects high-brow humor from these grade school drop-outs, but this entry is more imaginative and livelier than most.

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Release Date:

29 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçadores de Fantasmas See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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