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Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 June 1942 (USA)
Carmelita and Uncle Matt find themselves in a haunted house, but the "ghosts" are actually enemy agents who are trying to frighten away visitors in order to develop a nitroglycerin bomb.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Charles E. Roberts (original screenplay), Monte Brice (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lupe Velez ... Carmelita Lindsay
Leon Errol ... Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Dennis Lindsay
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Della Lindsay
Donald MacBride ... Percy Fitzbadden
Minna Gombell ... Edith Fitzbadden
Don Barclay ... Fingers O'Toole
John McGuire ... Luders (as John Maguire)
Lillian Randolph ... Hyacinth
Mantan Moreland ... Lightnin'
Harry Tyler ... Bascombe
Marten Lamont Marten Lamont ... Mr. Harcourt
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Storyline

The troubles begin when, in the absence of Lord Epping, his you partner, Dennis and the latter's Aunt Della open up Eppings' country estate to entertain a pair of visitors who have come from Canada to see the absent-minded nobleman. Unknown to any of them, the cellar of the big house has been taken over by a gang of enemy saboteurs making a supply of nitroglycerin so they can blow up a big dam nearby. Hoping to drive away the guests in order to continue their deadly task, the enemy agents create a number of "ghostly" incidents. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Just the pair for a panic - Lupe and Leon seeing double again..in plenty trouble again---with a goofy ghost! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquele Careca Voltou See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Notorious as the main feature on the double bill which also featured the original release of the Orson Welles classic The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). "Ambersons" was therefore relegated to "second feature" status, something usually reserved for B pictures. See more »

Connections

Follows Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop! Goes the Weasel
Traditional 17th century English song
Whistled by Donald MacBride
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Awful!
27 December 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the "Mexican Spitfire" series, and thought that this entry would be a good "haunted house comedy". It isn't. Both Lupe Valez and Mantan Moreland are completely wasted in this film.

The only thing that saves it (and not by much!) is Leon Errol's "Lord Epping" routine, but even THAT is much better in the other "Spitfire" films. Don't waste your time with this one.


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