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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.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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

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They're HAINT-HAPPY...and SPOOK-SLAPPY! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1951 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Louie Dumbrowsky: What's a ghost need with $100?
Jack Eagan: Traveling expenses.
Louie Dumbrowsky: Traveling expenses, eh? Must be traveling by cab.
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Connections

Followed by Looking for Danger (1957) See more »

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Better than usual Bowery Boys **
4 August 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

GHOST CHASERS turns out to be a well-paced comedy, and a little better than usual. It involves Slip, Sach and the gang trying to expose a phony clairvoyant (or"clairvoyage," to quote the ever-prolific Leo Gorcey). Good fun all around, with some humorous assistance added courtesy of Bernard Gorcey (Leo's dad) as Louie Dumbrowski.

This is my favorite period for The Bowery Boys films (1946-1956), which was the point where they became all-out comedies. Unfortunately, as of this writing, there are no DVDs planned. Hopefully, Warner Bros. will put them out very soon.

**1/2 / ****


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