|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Jan Grippo|
|Written by||Edmond Seward
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Editing by||William Austin|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
|Running time||68 minutes|
Spook Busters is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the fourth film in the series.
All of the boys have just graduated from school where they learned exterminating, except for Sach who flunked out. They set up their new business in a corner of Louie's Sweet Shop and quickly get a job to remove ghosts from an old abandoned mansion. Upon arrival they discover weird events taking place, such as lights turning on when a match is lit, and a disappearing organ. Soon they discover that these events are not the actions of ghosts, but of a mad scientist who is conducting illegal experiments in the basement.
Upon encountering the scientist, Sach quickly becomes part of the experiment when the scientist wants to take part of his brain out and input it into a gorilla. A fight ensues and, after the cops arrive and apprehend the criminals, the boys find themselves at the police station telling the story of what happened. Louie then calls them and tells Slip that the mouse in his store "had puppies" and the boys quickly leave the police station to go to their next job.
Gabriel Dell makes his first appearance of the series, playing an old member of the gang who just returned from a stint in the Navy and newly married to a French woman.
The film was made under the working title Ghost Busters.
The Bowery Boys
- Leo Gorcey as Terrance 'Slip' Mahoney
- Huntz Hall as Sach
- Bobby Jordan as Bobby
- William Benedict as Whitey
- David Gorcey as Chuck
- Gabriel Dell as Gabe
- Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dumbrowski
- Douglass Dumbrille as Dr. Coslow
- Tanis Chandler as Mignon
- Maurice Cass as Dr. Bender
Released on VHS by Warner Brothers on September 1, 1998.
- Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.