Bowery Boys: Ghost Chasers (1951)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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The Bowery Boys tackle a phony seance racket in Ghost Chasers. The cliched proceedings and bromidic comedy routines are enlivened by the novelty of a genuine ghost: a jovial spirit named Edgar (Lloyd Corrigan), who narrates the film. Only the dopey Sach (Huntz Hall) can see or hear Edgar, which gives Sach a leg-up as he and the other Boys investigate the crooks' operation. When Slip (Leo Gorcey) and the others are trapped by the villains in a room slowly filling with water, Edgar uses his magic chalk to rescue them. No more expensive or elaborate than any other Bowery Boys epic, Ghost Catchers nonetheless has a goofy charm that raises it above the norm.

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con/scam, ghost, seance