The Ghost and the Guest

The Ghost and the Guest is a 1943 American film directed by William Nigh.

The Ghost and the Guest
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Directed byWilliam Nigh
Produced byArthur Alexander (producer)
Alfred Stern (producer)
Written byMorey Amsterdam (writer)
Milt Gross (story)
CinematographyRobert E. Cline
Edited byCharles Henkel Jr.
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


Webster Frye (James Dunn) and his newly-wed wife Jackie (Florence Rice) travel to an old house in the country for their honeymoon. They begin to think the house is haunted, but it turns out that the house is being used as a gangster hideout.[1][2]



The Ghost and the Guest was the first film written by Morey Amsterdam, who had previously written lyrics for the film With Love and Kisses (1937).[3] His screenplay was based on a story by Milt Gross.[4]


Release and reception

Halliwell's Film Guide describes it as a "predictable, mildly amusing second feature comedy-thriller".


  1. Blockbuster Entertainment (1997). Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies and Videos, 1998. Island Books. p. 438. ISBN 978-0-440-22419-8.
  2. "The Ghost and the Guest." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. Gale. 2008.
  3. "Amsterdam, Morey (1908-1996)." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Gale. 2000.
  4. Wilson, Staci Layne (20 March 2007). 50 Years Of Ghost Movies. Staci Wilson. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-9675185-2-7.

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