RARE Horror and Science Fiction Thrillers
Hold That Ghost
The third Abbott and Costello movie of 1941, and perhaps their funniest of all time, was rushed into release to capitalize on the wild box office success of their first two starring films, Buck Privates and In the Navy. In Hold that Ghost, Bud and Lou come into an inheritance: an abandoned roadhouse formerly belonging to a "rubbed out" mobster. This choice piece of real estate is also supposedly the hiding place for the mobster's illicit loot. When they arrive to claim the "inheritance," all mayhem breaks loose. People are mysteriously murdered. Lights go on and off. Walls turn inside out. Moans and shrieks are heard. And ghosts run rampant in this delightful comedy co-starring Joan Davis, who is hilarious as a "professional screamer," and featuring musical performances by The Andrews Sisters.
# Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer
# Directors: Arthur Lubin
# Writers: Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant, Robert Lees
# Producers: Alex Gottlieb, Burt Kelly, Glenn Tryon