The Ghost Breakers (1940) - Bob Hope DVD
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Ghosts and gags collide in this witches' brew of laughs, with Bob Hope as a Manhattan radio commentator who finds himself marooned on an island of the walking dead!
Larry Lawrence (Hope), sought in connection with a murder he did not commit, eludes New York police by hiding in a steamer trunk. Soon the trunk (and Larry) are aboard a ship bound for Cuba, where the trunk's owner, pretty Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard), is sailing to take possession of a recent inheritance: a "haunted" castle. Sensing that Mary is in danger, Larry and his valet Alex (Willie Best) precede her to the island, which is inhabited by a ghost, a zombie and perhaps even a flesh and blood fiend. There's a romance, comedy and chills a Hope and Goddard contend with earthly and un-earthly foes - and try to keep form ending up as ghosts themselves!
Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Anthony Quinn
Running time : 85 Minutes
Language : English