Hold That Ghost (1941)
|Producer(s)||Burt Kelly (associate), Glenn Tryon (associate), Alex Gottlieb (uncredited)|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense|
|Top Topics||Ghosts, Haunted Houses|
Hold That Ghost Overview:
Hold That Ghost (1941) was a Horror - Comedy Film directed by Arthur Lubin and produced by Glenn Tryon, Alex Gottlieb and Burt Kelly.
Abbott and Costello Films: Buck Privates, Hold That Ghost, Who Done It?By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 4, 2023 From 4 Star Films
Service comedies almost feel like a rite of passage for comedy teams, and it’s no different with this early success from Abbott and Costello. Against their hijinks, there’s a blatantly obvious love triangle (Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee, and Alan Curtis) meant to lend some balance to the dram... Read full article
Hold That Ghost! ( 1941 )By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 24, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers
Gas station attendants Chuck ( Bud Abbott ) and Ferdie ( Lou Costello ) happen to be present when gangster Moose Matson ( William Davidson ) is shot by the police during a car chase. His last will and testament leave all that he owns to those who are present at his death, hence the boys inherit Moos... Read full article
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Ferdie: He's all tied up and he's got a something in his mouth.
Chuck: He had a gag in his mouth.
Ferdie: If he did he never got a chance to tell it.
Camille: What's on him, a cobweb?
Ferdie: It ain't a wedding veil.
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The runaway success of Buck Privates caused a stir in the upper ranks of Universal Pictures, which had already begun production on this film. The studio was enjoying its first solidly profitable year since it was acquired by new owners in 1936 and wanted to exploit Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as quickly as possible. The team's next assignment, In the Navy, was decided by the powers-that-be to be a better follow-up project, so production on this film was ordered halted. It resumed about 4 months later. In retrospect, the decision was logical but probably unnecessary, since the comedy duo was the hottest act in show business and would remain so throughout the war years.
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