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Spook Busters (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery | 24 August 1946 (USA)
The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Edmond Seward (original screenplay), Tim Ryan (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Douglass Dumbrille ... Dr. Coslow
Bobby Jordan ... Bobby
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe 'Gabie' Moreno
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Tanis Chandler ... Mignon Moreno
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Dr. Bender
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Grimm
Charles Middleton ... Mr. Stiles
Chester Clute ... Brown
Richard Alexander ... Ivan
Bernard Gorcey ... Louis Xavier 'Louie' Dumbrowski
Charles Millsfield Charles Millsfield ... Dean Pettyboff
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Storyline

The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. Meeting up with pal Gabe and his new French bride, the boys are tormented by mad scientists who try to convince them the place is haunted and then kidnap Sach in order to place his brain inside a gorilla. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Taglines:

JEEPERS CREEPERS! Those Wacky Wildcats Have A Mad Doctor On Their Trail And a Gorgeous Girl To Rescue! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Busters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The high prices and lack of anything to sell at the real estate office reflects the genuine post-war housing shortage that was occurring at the time of the film's release in 1946. See more »

Goofs

After Sach lights two candles, his hand shakes so bad it puts the match out. In the very next shot, there are three candles lit. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: I know it's hard to believe, but I've seen it with my own optics.
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Connections

Followed by Paris Playboys (1954) See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews...
12 October 2016 | by capone666See all my reviews

Spook Busters

The hardest part of ghost hunting is violently murdering the innocent to increase business.

Fortuitously, the restless spirits in this comedy are just a ruse by the resident.

Receiving their first job after graduating exterminating school and starting their own business, The Bowery Boys (William Benedict, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, David Gorcey) head to a haunted house to rid it of its unwanted inhabitants.

Accompanied by their friends (Gabriel Dell, Tanis Chandler), the gang enters the mansion unaware that the mad scientist (Douglass Dumbrille) within plots to use one of their brains for transplant into his gorilla.

Merely the fourth instalment in the long running series, Spook Busters, née Ghost Busters, remains one of the comedy troupe's most recognized and rambunctious episodes, thanks mostly to the inclusion of the zany primate.

But in the end apes are much easier to capture than ghosts on account you can club them.

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