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Hold That Ghost (1941)

October 26, 2014 - 11:00 am

Directed by Arthur Lubin

Abbott and Costello are in top form as bumbling gas station attendants who accidentally inherit a gangster’s creaky old estate, which may or may not be haunted.  When the pair are stranded there overnight, a series of spooky hijinks ensue as they stumble upon a mystery involving a missing body and a hoard of stolen cash.

Universal Pictures.  Screenwriter: Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo, John Grant.  Cinematographer: Elwood Bredell.  Editor: Philip Cahn.  Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer.

35mm, b/w, 85 min.

Note:  recommended for ages 7+

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