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Spooks Run Wild [1941]

Director:Phil Rosen
Writer:Carl Foreman
Charles R. Marion
Composer:Johnny Lange
Lew Porter
Length:64 minutes
(1 hour 4 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside.

Reaction: Like most East Side Kids movies, this one largely relies on street-wise attitude and quick one liners. But it's enjoyable.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Phil Rosen => Director
Carl Foreman => Writer
Charles R. Marion => Writer
Johnny Lange => Composer
Lew Porter => Composer
Angelo Rossitto => Luigi
Bela Lugosi => Nardo
Bobby Jordan => Danny
Dave O'Brien => Jeff Dixon (as David O'Brien)
David Gorcey => Peewee
Dennis Moore => Dr. Von Grosch
Donald Haines => Skinny
Dorothy Short => Linda Mason
Ernest Morrison => Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
Guy Wilkerson => Constable Jim
Huntz Hall => Glimpy
Jack Carr => The Hillside Mayor (uncredited)
Leo Gorcey => Muggs
P.J. Kelly => Lem Harvey (as P.J. Kelley)
Rosemary Portia => Margie - Sweet Shop Clerk (uncredited)
Slim Andrews => Hank (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Production notes indicate [?] George Pembroke was cast as Dr. Von Grosch, but he was replaced by Dennis Moore.
  • The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.
  • Filmed June-July 1941. The second of Bela Lugosi's 9 Monogram features, and the first of two with the East Side Kids.