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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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Quotes from

Larry Lawrence: Me, I'm mentally retarded. I'm still 11 years old when it comes to the 4th of July, circuses and haunted castles.


Parada: Are you the one advising Miss Carter to sell the castle?
Larry Lawrence: No, my advice is keep the castle and sell the ghosts.
Parada: I myself have heard of only one ghost: the spirit of Don Santiago.
Larry Lawrence: Tell me, does he appear nightly or just Sundays and Holidays?


Larry Lawrence: Pardon me, am I protruding?


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Facts about

The play, "The Ghost Breaker," by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard, was filmed twice as a silent film, in 1914 (directed by Cecil B. DeMille), and in 1922. Both silent versions are considered lost. The play was filmed a final time as Scared Stiff, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Bob Hope made a cameo appearance in the film.
"The Ghost Breaker" opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 3 March 1913 and closed in May 1913 after 72 performances. The opening night cast included H.B. Warner who also starred in the 1914 film adaptation of the play.
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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