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Goodness! A Ghost (1940)

Harry's grandfather's spirit inhabits his old policeman's uniform, which is being used in an amateur play.

Director:

Harry D'Arcy

Writers:

George Jeske (story), Arthur V. Jones (story) | 1 more credit »
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Harry Langdon
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Harry's grandfather's spirit inhabits his old policeman's uniform, which is being used in an amateur play.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1940 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Simply horrible and an insult to Langdon's reputation
17 May 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This "comedy" short featured an older Harry Langdon. Harry was an awfully famous actor in the silent days, but by the thirties and forties, he was mostly a supporting actor, gag writer and occasional director. His glory days of the silents were long, long behind him. Because I have enjoyed his silents, I decided to give this much later comedy short a try...and in hindsight, I wish I hadn't. Not only does the film do nothing for his career or remind us of his silent glory, but it manages to be one of the worst comedy shorts I have ever seen. It simply isn't funny and the plot is one of the most bizarre and pointless messes I have ever seen. It was so bad that I can't even think of a single Three Stooges short that was worse--thought some of the supposed gags did seem more at home in a Stooges film than one of Langdon's. In particular, the god-awful airplane segment near the end is just terrible and is even less funny than the squirting oyster from Three Stooges and Abbott and Costello films. Awful, dumb and not the least bit charming. I'm not sure I'll ever try to watch another Langdon sound movie again!!! Harry must have really, really needed the money to make this bilge.


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