Ghost Breakers, The (Paramount 1940, Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard)

Poster for the movie "The Ghost Breakers"
85 min - Comedy - 21 June 1940
Our rating:

Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard seemed to bring out the best in each other in their comedy thrillers, and this is the best of the lot. Goddard inherits a creepy Cuban castle. Meanwhile, thinking that he's killed a man, Hope hides away in a steam trunk that, unbeknownst to him, is bound for Cuba. They team up to face down death threats and ghouls.

While filming the movie, Bob Hope had an accident riding co-star Paulette Goddard's motor scooter, scraping his knees and twisting his ankles. Production was then shut down for the rest of the day, to the annoyance of Goddard.

Director:  George Marshall
Producer:  Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Composer:  Ernst Toch
Director of Photography:  Charles Lang


Production Details

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Release Date:  21 June 1940

Running Time:  1 h 25 min

Genres: Comedy

Language:  English

Tagline: The two stars of "The Cat and the Canary" find love and laughter in a haunted house!

Budget and Box Office takings where known