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The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Bob Hope
Director: George Marshall Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard
, Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson
George Marshall
The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Bob Hope
Director: George Marshall Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard
, Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson
George Marshall

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Overview

Paramount followed up its successful Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard co-starrer The Cat and the Canary (1939) by warming up another venerable "old dark house" stage play, Paul Dickey and Charles Goddard's The Ghost Breaker, pluralizing the title to accommodate both stars. This time Hope plays radio personality Lawrence L. Lawrence (the middle initial stands for Lawrence: "My folks had no imagination") who has to flee New York to avoid being mistakenly arrested for murder. He and his manservant Alex (Willie Best) book passage on a Cuba-bound liner, where they meet lovely heiress Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard). She is heading to Cuba to take charge of her ancestral mansion, despite warnings from several sinister characters that to enter this "haunted" house will mean certain death. Appointing himself Mary's protector, Lawrence investigates the mansion on his own, thereby crossing the path of a zombie (Noble Johnson) and an apparently genuine ghost. He also meets the twin brother of the man he's accused of killing (Anthony Quinn), who seems the most likely suspect when Mary nearly comes to harm.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2020
UPC: 0738329246389
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 24,167

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin; Trailers From Hell with Larry Karaszewski; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Larry Lawrence
Paulette Goddard Mary Carter
Richard Carlson Geoff Montgomery
Paul Lukas Parada
Willie Best Alex
Pedro de Cordoba Havez
Virginia Brissac Mother Zombie
Noble Johnson The Zombie
Anthony Quinn Ramon/Francisco Maderos
Tom Dugan Raspy Kelly
Paul Fix Frenchy Duval
Lloyd Corrigan Martin
Jack Edwards Ship Bellboy
Robert Elliott Lt. Murray
James Blaine Police Sergeant
David Durand Bellhop
James Flavin Hotel porter
Jack Hatfield Elevator boy
Grace Hayle Screaming woman
Douglas Kennedy Interne
Francisco Maran Headwaiter
Paul Newlan Newsboy
Jack Norton Drunk
Robert Ryan Intern
Kay Stewart Telephone girl
Leonard Sues Newsboy
Blanca Vischer Dolores
Emmett Vogan Announcer
Max Wagner Ship porter

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Walter de Leon Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Mel Epstein Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ellsworth Hoagland Editor
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Ernst Toch Score Composer
Robert Usher Art Director

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