Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hold That Ghost

Hold That Ghost
Released Date: August 8, 1941
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, and Joan Davis

     I have always enjoyed watching Abbott and Costello movies. I grew up watching them. I loved all of there meets and this one was, and always will be my favorite A&C movie. There is a lot of humor, music and even moments of fear that will keep you laughing out loud.

     In this film, the Abbott and Costello boys are in for a big suprise, when a man that they help at their gas station is a man most fear. They end up being in the car with Moose (the feared man) when the "cops dim his lights." That means that according to his will, whoever is with him when he dies gets all of his money. However, the only thing that anyone ever heard was that he kept his money in his head. The famous Andrews Sisters sing a few songs in this movie, as well as a few other Abbott and Costello movies. The boys end up on a wild goose chase to get the money that is left to them. Hopefully the ghost stays away long enough for the boys to get their money from the Moose's head.

     This movie was actually done and wrapped up before they put the music in. The Andrew Sisters had recorded, or should I say, filmed their scenes after the movie wrapped. The Andrew Sisters are great in this movie and keep the crowd going with their music.

     I promise that watching an Abbott and Costello movie is like chips, once you start you can't stop. And I have seen almost all of their films. Because I leterally was unable to stop watching their movies.

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