Monday, June 2, 2014

HOLD THAT GHOST / Universal Pictures - 1941

It's time for some Abbott and Costello with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. The story's about two service station attendants who become the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. When they go to claim their fortune, they become stranded in a haunted house along with three other travelling partners.

Eegah!! sent over a little soundclip with the theme and then Ted Lewis doing one of his songs, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the floating candle, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... HOLD THAT GHOST!

Blogger is still goofy and some of the photos are tinted sepia again, so solly Chollie...

Ted Lewis does one of his famous tunes with his dancing shadow, as heard in the soundclip.

It wouldn't be an Abbott (Chuck) and Costello (Ferdie) flick if there wasn't some of this stuff happening, Ferdie's driving of course. It always flips my lid a bit when I see these shots of cars without their dashboard!

Before he dies, gangster Sidney 'Moose' Matson hands his last will and testament to Ferdie.

Here are Ferdie and fellow traveller, Camille, played by comedian Joan Davis, meeting for the first time in front of the taxi!

Young Richard Carlson plays travelling companion Doctor Jackson and good old Shemp Howard plays, what else, the Soda Jerk!

Since the taxi driver drove away and left them stranded on a stormy night, Ferdie and Camille have a little fun in Chuck and Ferdie's new place. Evelyn Ankers plays the fifth member of the group, Norma, and, the doctor's love interest.

The room changes and Ferdie starts to lay down on a gambling table instead of the bed!

What do you think happens when Ferdie tries to tell Chuck about the strange things going on?

Nice shot of Camille being followed by a 'ghost' as she descends the stairs...

Here's the famous moving candles routine they reused in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

Ferdie finds Moose Matson's fortune in, you got it, a moose's head!!

Then, the place is crawling with all the other people trying to find the loot!!

I threw this lobby card in at the end because it's, like... WTF?!!

Check in on Wednesday when Eegah!! will offer up something wild 'n' weird for us!

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