The Ghost Breaker (1914 film)

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The Ghost Breaker
The Ghost Breaker 1914 scene - newspaper.jpg
Scene from the film.
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Cecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
Paul Dickey
Charles W. Goddard
James Montgomery
Based on The Ghost Breaker 
by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard
Starring H. B. Warner
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky
Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 7, 1914 (1914-12-07)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Ghost Breaker was a 1914 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar C. Apfel and based on the Broadway play of the same name by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures under the Famous Players-Lasky banner.[1]

The Ghost Breaker is considered widely to be the first film of a long line based on the genre of haunted house horror.[citation needed] The film was remade in 1922 and also named The Ghost Breaker with Wallace Reid and Lila Lee, and as The Ghost Breakers in 1940 with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, and as Scared Stiff (1953) with Martin and Lewis.[2] The film is now considered lost.[3]



  1. ^ The Ghost Breaker at
  2. ^ Kabatchnik, Amnon (2011). Blood On the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery and Detection. Scarecrow Press. p. 306. ISBN 0-810-87784-8. 
  3. ^ Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 219. ISBN 0-786-48790-9. 

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