Spook Busters

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Spook Busters
Spook Busters.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by William Beaudine
Produced by Jan Grippo
Written by Edmond Seward
Tim Ryan
Starring Leo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
Bobby Jordan
William Benedict
Gabriel Dell
Music by Edward J. Kay
Cinematography Harry Neumann
Edited by William Austin
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release dates
  • August 24, 1946 (1946-08-24)
Running time
68 minutes
Language English

Spook Busters is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the fourth film in the series.

Plot[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

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.[1]

Cast[edit]

The Bowery Boys[edit]

Remaining cast[edit]

Home media[edit]

Released on VHS by Warner Brothers on September 1, 1998.

Warner Archives released the film on made to order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Two" on April 9, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Bowery Bombshell
1946
'The Bowery Boys' movies
1946-1958
Succeeded by
Mr. Hex
1946