The Ghost Breakers

1940, Movie, NR, 83 mins

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 ...

Released: 1940 Rated: NR Length: 83 mins

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