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That's the Spirit (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 June 1945 (USA)
A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

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Charles Lamont
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peggy Ryan ... Sheila Gogarty
Jack Oakie ... Steve 'Slim' Gogarty
June Vincent ... Libby Cawthorne Gogarty
Gene Lockhart ... Jasper Cawthorne
Johnny Coy Johnny Coy ... Martin Wilde Jr.
Andy Devine ... Martin Wilde Sr.
Arthur Treacher ... Masters
Irene Ryan ... Bilson
Buster Keaton ... L.M.
Victoria Horne ... Patience
Edith Barrett ... Abigail
Rex Storey Rex Storey ... Specialty
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A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritu triunfador See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bugle Call Rag
Written by Elmer Schoebel, Billy Meyers and Jack Pettis
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Watch out for the Angel of Death
19 November 2016 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Gene Lockhart (Mr Cawthorne) is a very strict father to June Vincent (Libby). She has never experienced laughter and goes to a Music Hall to experience what it's like. Well, she loves it and she also falls in love with performer Jack Oakie (Slim) much to the fury of her father. However, at the birth of their daughter, the Angel of Death comes calling and someone is taken away only to return as a spirit years later to help daughter Peggy Ryan (Sheila) in her pursuit of happiness.

This film was a pleasant surprise as it had the potential to be awful. It delivers a sprinkle of everything – comedy, scariness, dancing & singing. And the cast are alright. We get a ghost who returns to Earth with squeaky shoes, some great dancing by Peggy Ryan and her boyfriend Johnny Coy (Martin Jr), a great song – "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" I must add at this point that the other songs are all rubbish. We also get a genuinely scary Angel of Death as played by Karen Randle. She turns up more than once and each appearance is frightening stuff. Very atmospheric.

It's a comedy that mostly entertains. We get a few misses, especially the sequence where Lockhart reverts to childhood antics but there are many sequences that offset this blip.


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