Lucky Ghost

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Lucky Ghost

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Lucky Ghost

Release Date: February 10, 1942

Year    :   1942
Slogan    :   «You Can Bet Your Bottom Dollar It's THRILLING - EXCITING - FUNNY!»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Dixie National Pictures Inc.
Director    :   William Beaudine
Producers    :   Jed Buell
Writers    :   Lex Neal, Vernon Smith
RunTime    :   61 mins.

An all-black horror comedy starring Mantan Moreland and sometimes partner (and straight man) F.E. Miller, Lucky Ghost is amusing low-brow fare that exploits the more base, stereotypical elements of old-time black life (chicken thievin', gamblin', runnin' from ghosteses) for laughs -- sort of like the BET of its day. Mantan and Miller win a house-cum-casino in a craps game, only to discover that the deceased former owners aren't too pleased that their old home is being used for "jitterbugging, jiving, and hullaballooing". I hate hullaballooing. The ghosts decide to scare everyone off by opening doors and windows, pulling out chairs, even playing the drums.

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