About the film
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Release Date: February 10, 1942
|Slogan||:||«You Can Bet Your Bottom Dollar It's THRILLING - EXCITING - FUNNY!»|
|Production Companies||:||Dixie National Pictures Inc.|
|Writers||:||Lex Neal, Vernon Smith|
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.