|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Jack Dietz |
|Written by||Tim Ryan|
|Starring||Billy Gilbert |
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Cinematography||Marcel Le Picard|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
|December 18, 1944|
Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard and Dave Hammond (Bernard Sell) manage a carnival act with a live gorilla named Barny with Shemp posing as the gorilla during the actual act. While driving to their next carnival performance, they are side tracked by picking up stranded Mr. Gardner (John Hamilton) and his daughter Joan Gardner (Jayne Hazard) whom Dave seems quite smitten with. Joan's father is convinced that someone is trying to kill him and the actions of his suspicious secretary, Mr. Williams (Tay Dunn) seem to confirm this. Gardner insists that the carnival trio take him and his entourage to one of his residences that is close by, though his daughter is upset by the idea. The Gardner's chauffeur (Max Rosenbloom) is left to stay with their broken down car.
When they arrive at the Gardner estate, they are met by a mysterious and strange house servant Mrs. Benson (Minerva Urical) and an Electrician (Dan White) who is roaming about the house. Billy and Shemp are terrorized by ghostly voices, transforming pictures and figures dressed in sheets. Maxie finally arrives at the estate shortly after a suspicious character named Mr. Grogan (Tim Ryan) does. As things get stranger, Maxie teams up with Gilbert and Howard, Shemp dons the gorilla outfit and Barny the real gorilla gets free from his mobile cage trailer. Soon after a body is discovered and it is clearly a case of murder. The film is 63 minutes with the story wrapping up in the final two minutes. Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard and Max "Maxie" Rosenbloom all use their actual names in the movie. The alternate title for this movie is "Ghost Crazy".
- Billy Gilbert as Billy
- Shemp Howard as Shemp
- Max Rosenbloom as Maxie
- Tim Ryan as Grogan
- Jayne Hazard as Joan Gardner
- Tay Dunn as Ralph Williams
- Minerva Urecal as Mrs. Benson
- John Hamilton as Mr. Gardner
- Bernard Sell as Dave Hammon
- Betty Sinclair as Girl
- Buster Brodie as Baldy
- Art Miles as Barney the Gorilla
- Dan White as Electrician
- Rigby p.256
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