The Ghost Breakers [DVD] [1940]

  • SKU: 4494513
  • Release Date: 03/05/2002
  • Rating: NR
The Bob Hope comedy The Ghost Breakers comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include footage of Hope performing before soldiers, the theatrical trailer, and production notes. This is a great disc for any Bob Hope fan.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Entertaining the Troops
    • Command Performance 1944
    • Hollywood Victory Caravan
    • Photography gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Production notes
    • Cast and filmmakers
    • DVD-ROM features

    Synopsis


    The Ghost Breakers
    Paramount followed up its successful Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard co-starrer The Cat and the Canary (1939) by warming up another venerable "old dark house" stage play, Paul Dickey and Charles Goddard's The Ghost Breaker, pluralizing the title to accommodate both stars. This time Hope plays radio personality Lawrence L. Lawrence (the middle initial stands for Lawrence: "My folks had no imagination") who has to flee New York to avoid being mistakenly arrested for murder. He and his manservant Alex (Willie Best) book passage on a Cuba-bound liner, where they meet lovely heiress Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard). She is heading to Cuba to take charge of her ancestral mansion, despite warnings from several sinister characters that to enter this "haunted" house will mean certain death. Appointing himself Mary's protector, Lawrence investigates the mansion on his own, thereby crossing the path of a zombie (Noble Johnson) and an apparently genuine ghost. He also meets the twin brother of the man he's accused of killing (Anthony Quinn), who seems the most likely suspect when Mary nearly comes to harm. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bob Hope
      Bob Hope - Larry Lawrence
    • Paulette Goddard
      Paulette Goddard - Mary Carter
    • Richard Carlson
      Richard Carlson - Geoff Montgomery
    • Paul Lukas
      Paul Lukas - Parada
    • Willie Best
      Willie Best - Alex



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bob Hope at his best!

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      FrenchKiss
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      Bob and his costars Willie Best and Paulette Godard plus Anthony Quinn in their early acting careers make a fast-paced adventure / comedy / romantic classic. Willie Best does an excellent comedy routine with an actor that did very convincing "I'm drunk" scenes (also appeared in an early Charlie Chan movie). If you like the 1940s black & white movies you'll enjoy this one!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyable Movie

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      Boomer
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was looking for a Bob Hope movie and found this on Best Buys web site. I am glad I purchased it. It was a very enjoyable movie in good quality for an older film. I also enjoyed the extras which showed some small clips on his entertainment which he gave to our troops during the holidays.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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