The Ghost Comes Home

The Ghost Comes Home is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Wilhelm Thiele and written by Richard Maibaum and Harry Ruskin. The film stars Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Ann Rutherford, John Shelton, Reginald Owen and Donald Meek. The film was released on March 8, 1940, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

The Ghost Comes Home
Directed byWilhelm Thiele
Produced byAlbert E. Levoy
Screenplay byRichard Maibaum
Harry Ruskin
Based onThe Ghost Comes Home
by Georg Kaiser
StarringFrank Morgan
Billie Burke
Ann Rutherford
John Shelton
Reginald Owen
Donald Meek
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byWilliam H. Terhune
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 8, 1940 (1940-03-08)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was based on a play by Georg Kaiser which had previously been made into the 1935 German film The Valiant Navigator by Hans Deppe.




  1. "The Ghost Comes Home (1940) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. "The Ghost Comes Home". TV Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
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