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Scared Stiff (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 27 April 1953 (USA)
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by an heiress.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Walter DeLeon (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Larry Todd
Jerry Lewis ... Myron Mertz
Lizabeth Scott ... Mary Carroll
Carmen Miranda ... Carmelita Castinha
George Dolenz ... Mr. Cortega
Dorothy Malone ... Rosie
William Ching ... Tony Warren
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Ramon Cariso / Francisco Cariso
Jack Lambert ... Zombie
Tony Barr Tony Barr ... Trigger
Leonard Strong ... Shorty
Henry Brandon ... Pierre
Hugh Sanders ... Cop on Pier
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Storyline

Nightclub singer Larry Todd breaks off his romance with a beautiful showgirl when he realizes she's the girlfriend of a murderously jealous gangster. While on the run, Larry mistakenly believes he kills one of the mobsters and is helped to escape police by heiress Mary Carol, who smuggles Larry and partner Myron to Cuba. Mary has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island and, ignoring ominous warnings and threats, decides to take possession. While there, the trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer. Written by duke1029

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Taglines:

They're making a spook-tacle of themselves! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starr vor Angst See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby: a skeleton. See more »

Goofs

Larry and Myron cast multiple shadows in a castle lit only by their candle. See more »

Quotes

Mary Carol: Larry, why are you so nice to me?
Larry Todd: I don't know, I guess I've always been a sucker for girls named Mary Carol.
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Connections

Version of The Ghost Breaker (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

Enchiladas
(uncredited)
aka "Song of the Enchilada Man"
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis & Carmen Miranda and chorus
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A hilarious scary movie of legendary Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis
21 April 2011 | by tarashisgangulySee all my reviews

Scared Stiff started as a general slapstick movie but suddenly the transformation occurred.Dean Martin has done wonderfully with his majestic voice and Jerry Lewis with his special nasal tone and childish simplicity draws our attention.Then suddenly the scenario changed to a murder mystery and the two buddies are drawn towards a haunted castle in a deserted island.The actions in the deserted island is quite scary as well as hilarious.Dean is simply brilliant and Jerry is really hilarious.Songs sequences sometimes seem to be used by force but the songs of legendary singer Dean Martin are all brilliant.The plot is well knit too.In one sentence,here is Dean Martin -Jerry Lewis's plenty.I enjoyed every scenes of the movie.


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