Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »
Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to take possession of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence who, believing he has killed a mob gunman, flees New York with his butler, Alex. Once on the island the threesome enter the eerie castle and after viewing the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors and fighting off a menacing zombie, they find the key to the castle's treasure but are interrupted by an all-too-human foe.Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, that were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Saturday 24 January 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2) and it soon became a popular local television favorite, as soon as it first aired in Milwaukee 1 May 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Chicago 3 May 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Seattle 23 May 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Phoenix 19 June 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in New York City 11 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 12 July 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Philadelphia 15 September 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in St. Louis 22 September 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in San Francisco 31 October 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Asheville 25 November 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Grand Rapids 19 December 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Johnstown 20 January 1960 on WJAC (Channel 6). It was released on DVD 5 March 2002 as part of Universal's Bob Hope: The Tribute Collection, and, since that time, has enjoyed occasional airings on Turner Classic Movies. See more »
When Geoff Montgomery knocks on the door to Mary Carter's hotel room, he's wearing his hat but when she opens the door he has it in his hand even though there hasn't been sufficient time after the cut take for him to have removed it. See more »
Hello, operator? Operator? Operator, the lights in my room. What? The lightning?
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This is one of my few Bob Hope "keepers," not that I didn't like the man; i just found most of his movies too corny.
However, as corny as this one is, too, and stupid and silly in parts, it's also very funny and very entertaining.....and that's the name of that tune, as "Baretta" used to say.
The story moves fast, exhibiting that entertainment value, and has a good mixture of comedy, drama, horror and romance. Paulette Goddard is a very attractive, likable female lead and Willie West provides a lot of laughs as Hope's valet-friend. Yes, his Negro role is degrading, so a warning to those who would be very offended at that. It was interesting to see Anthony Quinn in this early role in his career.
All in all, a movie that a lot other folks would agree is one of Hope's funniest films.
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