Ghost Chasers (1951)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 29, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Bowery Boys once more frolic about in an "old dark house" setting in Ghost Chasers. The story finds Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) and his gang endeavoring to expose a phoney seance racket. Slip's pal Sach is aided and abetted in this endeavor by a genuine ghost, a jovial 17th-century wraith named Edgar (Lloyd Corrigan). Naturally, no one but Sach can see or hear Edgar, leading to any number of delightfully comic complications. Director William "One-Take" Beaudine effectively mixes humor with horror, sustaining audience interest for a full seven reels. Ghost Chasers should not be confused with such previous and future Bowery Boys endeavors as Spook Busters and Spook Chasers, though many of the gags and comic setpieces are pretty much the same.




bumbler, con/scam, fake, gangster, ghost, invisibility, scheme, boy, seance, supernatural