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Ghosts On The Loose + Bowery At Midnight (Roan Group)

 

Picture: C†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: C-†††† Films: C/D

 

 

Monogram wanted to take best advantage of having Bela Lugosi on their payroll and this included some pairings with The East Side Kids (aka The Bowery Boys) in a few B films.Ghosts On The Loose (1943) has some comedy and not enough Lugosi, while Bowery At Midnight (1942) is a disaster with nothing very funny about it and muddy throughout.The formerís title says it all and even has Ava Gardner show up, while the latter offers Lugosi as a criminal mastermind.Too bad he did not proofread the script.Only bother with Ghosts if you must.

 

These are old prints form Monogram Studios, a company that went out of business over half a century ago and was a poverty row B-movie studio.The prints are not in bad shape, but the transfers are from 2000 and a bit soft.The Dolby Digital Mono is also from the same time and is from older optical tracks off of their respective prints.Both are playable at best, but expect background noise.Extras on Ghosts include an actual trailer, while both have cast/crew text and background information text.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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