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The Ghost Breakers (1940) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by George Marshall and produced by William LeBaron and Arthur Hornblow Jr..

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The Ghost Breakers (1940)

on Oct 23, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard return for another spooky comedy, but where The Cat and the Canary (1939) inhabited – literally and figuratively – the haunted house film, The Ghost Breakers takes its sweet time developing much of anything. While not ineptly constructed or suffering from eg... Read full article


The Ghost Breakers (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2015 From 4 Star Films

You have two great leads in Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard for this horror comedy film. It is not the best film of either of them by a long shot and it is not much to write home about but if you like the stars you will probably get some laughs out of this one. It is a dark and stormy night in Manhatt... Read full article


The Ghost Breakers (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2015 From 4 Star Films

You have two great leads in Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard for this horror comedy film. It is not the best film of either of them by a long shot and it is not much to write home about but if you like the stars you will probably get some laughs out of this one. It is a dark and stormy night in Manhatt... Read full article


The Ghost Breakers (1940)

By Beatrice on Apr 13, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Ghost Breakers Directed by George Marshall Written by Walter de Leon based on a play by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard 1940/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental I am somewhat immune to his charms but this is really one of Bob Hope’s funnier films. Mary Carter (Paulette... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 14, 2013 From Virtual Virago

The "old dark house" picture has been a staple of the horror and horror-comedy genres at least as far back as the silent classic, The Cat and the Canary (1927), long before the Scooby Gang made it the regular fare of children's entertainment. To this tradition you may add The Ghost Breakers (1940), ... Read full article


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Larry Lawrence: The girls call me Pilgrim, because every time I dance with one I make a little progress.


Geoff Montgomery: It's worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring.
Larry Lawrence: You mean like Democrats?


Larry Lawrence: If that's Raspy Kelly, I owe him some money.
Alex: Well, from the tone of his infections, you better pay him.


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Facts about

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 3, 1949 with Bob Hope reprising his film role.
The castle in the story is called "Castillo Maldito". It means "Castle of the Damned", or "Evil Castle".
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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