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Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 30 July 1943 (USA)
The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Kenneth Higgins (original screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Mugs McGinnis
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Bela Lugosi ... Emil
Ava Gardner ... Betty
Rick Vallin ... Jack
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Benny (as Billy Benedict)
Stanley Clements ... Stash
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Dave
Minerva Urecal ... Hilda
Wheeler Oakman ... Tony
Peter Seal Peter Seal ... Bruno
Frank Moran ... Monk
Jack Mulhall ... Lieutenant
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Storyline

Glimpy's surprisingly beautiful sister is getting married to Jack, a young engineer, and moving to a 'bargain' suburban house neither has ever seen. During the honeymoon, the East Side Kids decide to fix up the house for the newlyweds...but mistakenly pick the 'haunted' house next door, which is occupied by some mysterious live men, dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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You'll yell with glee when these happy-go-lucky hooligans invade the shivery domain of the Man of a Thousand Horrors! It's Chill-arious! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The East Side Kids Meet Bela Lugosi See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ava Gardner's first credited film role. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, Bobby Stone is billed as playing "Dave", and Bill Bates is billed as playing "Sleepy". In actuality, Stone plays the role of "Rocky", and it's Bates who plays "Dave" (a character who is, indeed, defined by his sleepiness). See more »

Quotes

Scruno: [whispering] Mister, you dropped your flowers,
[normal tone]
Scruno: I guess he didn't hear me.
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Connections

Follows Spooks Run Wild (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ by Bill Bates at the wedding
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Pretty Good
19 August 2006 | by crrowaxSee all my reviews

This isn't the best East Side Kids Movie ever made, but it is a decent film. If your gonna buy this movie for Bela Lugosi being in it, then don't. It gives him a minor role as being in charge of a Nazi spy group. If your looking for a film that has The East Side Kids in it and Lugosi then buy Spooks Run Wild.

The movie spends about 30 min on a wedding for Glimpy's sister, then it goes to the little bit of haunting in the movie. Still the movie is good.

If your looking for a creepy Lugosi film don't buy this. But if your looking for a film to add to your East Side Kids collection then check this one out.


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