The Ghost Breakers
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Paramount followed up its successful Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard co-starrer The Cat and the Canary (1939) by warming up another venerable "old dark house" stage play, Paul Dickey and Charles Goddard's The Ghost Breaker, pluralizing the title to accommodate both stars. This time Hope plays radio personality Lawrence L. Lawrence (the middle initial stands for Lawrence: "My folks had no imagination") who has to flee New York to avoid being mistakenly arrested for murder. He and his manservant Alex (Willie Best) book passage on a Cuba-bound liner, where they meet lovely… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If it focused more on the comedy instead of a generic horror plot, then this definitely would have been a fresher comedy. Instead, it's just a mediocre movie that just so happens to have a few funny gags in it."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"One of the few truly great meshes of comedy and horror that never shorts either genre."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Mixing laughs and scares."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... George Marshall makes an effort to construct the proper atmosphere around these city folk on a haunted safari in voodooland..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
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