Spook Chasers is a 1957 horror/ comedy film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys and Robert Shayne. The film was released on June 2, 1957 by Allied Artists and is the forty-fifth film in the series.
|Directed by||George Blair|
|Produced by||Ben Schwalb|
|Written by||Elwood Ullman|
|Music by||Marlin Skiles|
|Edited by||Neil Brunnenkant|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
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.
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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.
Leonard Maltin wrote, "yet another Bowery Boys crooks-posing-as-ghosts entry, with a surfeit of wheezy gags." Unseen Films noted, "on its own terms it's actually a fun little film."
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