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The Ghost and the Guest
The Ghost and the Guest
Actors: James Dunn, Florence Rice, Robert Dudley, Mabel Todd, Sam McDaniel
Director: William Nigh
Genres: Comedy, Horror
NR     2003     1hr 1min

Platform:  DVD MOVIE Publisher:  ALPHA VIDEO Packaging:  DVD STYLE BOX Newlyweds Webster and Jackie Frye (James Dunn and Florence Rice) arrive at an old country house for their honeymoon. They are horrified to discover a d...  more »


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Actors: James Dunn, Florence Rice, Robert Dudley, Mabel Todd, Sam McDaniel
Director: William Nigh
Creators: Robert E. Cline, Charles Henkel Jr., Alfred Stern, Arthur Alexander, Milt Gross, Morey Amsterdam
Genres: Comedy, Horror
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, Horror
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 07/22/2003
Original Release Date: 04/19/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 04/19/1943
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Ghost and the Guest
(4 out of 5 stars)

"From the opening moments the jokes are flying in this entertaining movie. Newlyweds Webster and Jackie Frye are spending their honeymoon at an old country home. As soon as they arrive, they are confronted by the retired town's executioner who is intrigued with their chauffeur's neck. Next, they are greeted with the coffin of the previous owner, who happened to be a criminal. Not knowing what to do with their unwelcome guest, they call the police only to discover the coffin is empty. The "deceased's" next of kin show up to claim the body, or are they really there for another reason? This is a fast paced movie, it's only 56 minutes long, but is entertaining. So grab the popcorn, pepsi and dim the lights and enjoy this movie."
An hour well spent!
Dave | Tennessee United States | 12/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This short screwball comedy (about 55 minutes) is a surprisingly entertaining gem, despite the fact that I've never heard of any of the actors in this! The plot moves along very fast and there's plenty of fun characters, from a slightly deranged former hangman to a group of ignorant gangsters. And of course, there's the very idiotic policemen who couldn't find a clue if it bit them in the face! The married couple (James Dunn and Florence Rice) seem to be the only sane people in the group, and they have their hands full trying to have a happy honeymoon in a house filled with loonies! This is no masterpiece at all, but it's a great way to kill an hour and have a good time! The dvd picture and sound quality leaves a lot to be desired, but that's no surprise to someone who's already purchased an Alpha dvd. For this low price however, I can't really complain and I highly recommend this little gem to fans of screwball comedies."
The quality was so bad I could barely see it! Don't get thi
Classic movie lover | Connecticut, USA | 04/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It was hard to view because it was such poor quality. I couldn't see most scenes that were filmed as night time. It was very old and very difficult to watch. I really had to make myself 'hang in there' to finish watching. It's a donate to the library DVD now. Not worth watching and certainly not worth buying."
Quality is beyond the pale
S. Jones | Chicago, IL United States | 09/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ghost and the Guest is a clever "B" comedy, unfortunately the quality is so awful the DVD is not worth the excruciating 56 minutes it takes to watch it. It's a bit like staring through gauze.

Pass this one by."