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Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family, Horror | May 1967 (USA)
Country singers on their way to Nashville get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Duke Yelton (original story), Duke Yelton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferlin Husky Ferlin Husky ... Woody Wetherby
Joi Lansing ... Boots Malone
Don Bowman Don Bowman ... Jeepers
John Carradine ... Dr. Himmil
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Maximillian (as Lon Chaney)
Linda Ho ... Madame Wong
Basil Rathbone ... Gregor
Molly Bee ... Molly Bee - Singer
Merle Haggard ... Merle Haggard - Singer
Sonny James Sonny James ... Sonny James - Singer
Jim Kent Jim Kent ... Jim Kent - Singer
Marcella Wright Marcella Wright ... Marcella Wright - Singer
Richard Webb ... Agent Jim Meadows
Larry Barton Larry Barton ... Hillbilly
George Barrows ... Anatole the gorilla
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Storyline

Country singers on their way to Nashville get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the headquarters of a ring of international spies after a top secret formula for rocket fuel. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They'll scare your pants off...and give you the chill of your life! See more »


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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr., Basil Rathbone and John Carradine had also appeared together in The Black Sleep (1956). See more »

Goofs

Filmed at the full frame 4:3 ratio, with lots of dead space above the players' heads, obviously intended for 16:9 wide screen theatrical matting, frequent boom mic intrusions are visible at the top of the frame when viewed on television. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Boots, Woody and Jeepers blunder into a shootout between lawmen and enemy agents]
Deputy Sheriff: [to one of the spies] Drop it!
Sheriff: [to the entertainers] It's okay. Sorry you got caught in the middle.
Woody Wetherby: What's goin' on?
Sheriff: Spies.
Jeepers: Spies?
Sheriff: That's right - over in Acme City and in these hills. They're all over the place.
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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Jamboree Time
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Performed by Ferlin Husky, Joi Lansing, Don Bowman
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Close to Unwatchable
25 September 2003 | by IMOviesSee all my reviews

HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE (1967) * (D: Jean Yarbrough) A terrible film, badly directed by Yarbrough. His last film, and possibly Basil Rathbone's too (or perhaps AUTOPSY OF A GHOST). Lon Chaney Jr. and John Carradine can't help matters either - all three are wasted. They should have been put to better use even taking into account the low budget. Rathbone in particular appears disinterested (and who can blame him?) Just barely tolerable to see the three actors, but for completists only. Many awful tunes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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