Old Mother Riley's Ghosts

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Old Mother Riley's Ghosts
"Old Mother Riley's Ghosts" (1941).jpg
Directed by John Baxter
Produced by John Baxter
Written by Arthur Lucan
Geoffrey Orme
Con West
Arthur Lucan
Starring Arthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
John Stuart
Music by Kennedy Russell
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Jack Harris
Production
company
Distributed by Anglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
9 June 1941 (UK)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Old Mother Riley's Ghosts is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Stuart.[1] It was the 8th in the long-running Old Mother Riley series. Old Mother Riley inherits a castle in Scotland, but it appears to be haunted.

Plot summary[edit]

Old Mother Riley inherits a Scottish property, believing it, at first, to be a pub, and makes the journey up north with her daughter, Kitty. They are surprised to find themselves in possession of a haunted castle, though it turns out the ghouls and ghosties are not what they seem. They are in fact an ingenious front for an espionage ring anxious to get their hands on an inventor's plans, and trying to scare intruders away. After vigorous attempts to scare Mother Riley out of her wits, the Irish washerwoman ends up turning the tables on the spies, and terrifing them in return.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "sure to garner a couple of hearty laughs...Some fun "scares" (a knight whose head flies off) help pass the time."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY'S GHOSTS (1941)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY'S GHOSTS (1941)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Old Mother Riley's Ghosts (1941) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Old Mother Riley's Ghosts Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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