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Concept submitted by Mike Adams of Cartaret, New Jeresey.
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Saturday June 30, 2012 - MOVIE - Comedy "THE GHOST BREAKERS" (1940). A great comedy-horror with Bob Hope. Noble Johnson in really great make-up is the zombie of an island. There's a castle and a ghost too. Excellently filmed. Suggested by Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA.
This could very well be my second favorite horror-comedy next to ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). It features great, snappy lines from Bob Hope. One line comes during an outrageous thunderstorm where Hope quips "Basil Rathbone must be throwing a party." In context, this film would have come out on the huge success of SON OF FRANKENSTEIN where Rathbone played Baron Frankenstein.
Supporter players are terrific, Willie Best plays a scared, but logical voice of reason. Paulette Goddard, was married to Charlie Chaplin at the time. Anthony Quinn plays Anthony twins. And, Noble Johnson (native chief in KING KONG) plays one creepy looking zombie with Frankenstein-esque brow. When Johnson is walking straight towards the camera in an inteior castle scene...it's geniuinly frightening.
Smooth production, without a dull moment. Great one in my opinion.
-Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA
This was a repeat of an early showing on the Creepy Classics Movie Night. Reviews on this particular film were lost, so we re-ran it! Please send in your review/comments/memories and thoughts on THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940).
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