Old Mother Riley's Ghosts

Old Mother Riley's Ghosts is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Stuart.[1] It was the 8th in the long-running Old Mother Riley series. Old Mother Riley inherits a castle in Scotland, but it appears to be haunted.

Old Mother Riley's Ghosts
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Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byJohn Baxter
Written byArthur Lucan
Geoffrey Orme
Con West
Arthur Lucan
StarringArthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
John Stuart
Music byKennedy Russell
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byJack Harris
Production
company
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
9 June 1941 (UK)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Plot summaryEdit

Old Mother Riley inherits a Scottish property, believing it, at first, to be a pub, and makes the journey up north with her daughter, Kitty. They are surprised to find themselves in possession of a haunted castle, though it turns out the ghouls and ghosties are not what they seem. They are in fact an ingenious front for an espionage ring anxious to get their hands on an inventor's plans, and trying to scare intruders away. After vigorous attempts to scare Mother Riley out of her wits, the Irish washerwoman ends up turning the tables on the spies, and terrifying them in return.[2][3]

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Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide wrote, "sure to garner a couple of hearty laughs...Some fun "scares" (a knight whose head flies off) help pass the time."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY'S GHOSTS (1941)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY'S GHOSTS (1941)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Old Mother Riley's Ghosts (1941) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Old Mother Riley's Ghosts Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014.

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