Looking for a follow-up to its successful Bob Hope-Paulette Goddard comedy thriller THE CAT AND THE CANARY, Paramount dusted off an old-haunted house film called THE GHOST BREAKERS that had been made twice in the silent days--once in 1914 with H.B. Warner, and again in 1922 with Wallace
Reid. The result was a stylish, frequently funny little scare show that was even better than CANARY.
Larry Lawrence (Hope) is a radio commentator known for his crime exposes (obviously inspired by Walter Winchell) who inadvertently becomes involved with a murder and winds up in Havana after hiding in a steamer trunk owned by Mary Carter (Goddard). A romance soon develops between ...