Spook Chasers

Spook Chasers is a 1957 horror/ comedy film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys and Robert Shayne.[1] The film was released on June 2, 1957 by Allied Artists and is the forty-fifth film in the series.

Spook Chasers
Directed byGeorge Blair
Produced byBen Schwalb
Written byElwood Ullman
StarringHuntz Hall
Stanley Clements
David Gorcey
Jimmy Murphy
Eddie LeRoy
Percy Helton
Music byMarlin Skiles
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byNeil Brunnenkant
Production
company
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1957 (1957-06-02)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Café owner Mike Clancy is told by his doctor that he needs to take a rest in the mountains due to his asthma. A crooked real estate agent sells Mike an old house that once belonged to the widow of a gangster. Mike and the Bowery Boys head out to the house, and eventually find a large pile of money hidden inside. Pretty soon, old friends of the deceased gangster who once owned the house catch wind of the Boys' discovery, and decide to rob the place. To add to this madness, the Bowery Boys find the house to be supposedly inhabited by ghosts.

Cast

The Bowery Boys

Remaining cast

Production

The film marks the first appearance of Percy Helton, who plays the shopkeeper, Mike Clancy. It also marks the first appearance of Blinky, played by Eddie LeRoy, as a member of the gang. In addition, David Gorcey now reverts to using his real last name in the onscreen credits.

Home media

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Three" on October 1, 2013.

Critical reception

Leonard Maltin wrote, "yet another Bowery Boys crooks-posing-as-ghosts entry, with a surfeit of wheezy gags."[2] Unseen Films noted, "on its own terms it's actually a fun little film."[3]

See also

References

  1. "Spook Chasers (1957) | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  2. "Spook Chasers (1957) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  3. Kopian, Steve (2011-09-23). "Unseen Films: Spook Chasers (1957)". Unseenfilms.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
Preceded by
Hold That Hypnotist
1957
'The Bowery Boys' movies
1946-1958
Succeeded by
Looking for Danger
1957


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