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    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 4/12/2022 17:46
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    The Cat and the Canary & The Ghost Breakers

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    Ghosts and gags galore in this charming double-bill of horror-comedies starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 159 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    The Cat and the Canary (dir. Elliott Nugent, 1939) – A decade after the death of an eccentric millionaire, his remaining relatives gather for the reading of the will at his abandoned mansion set deep in the Louisiana bayous. His niece Joyce (Paulette Goddard) is named the sole inheritor, but under the condition that she does not go insane within the next 30 days. The timid Wally (Bob Hope) vows to protect Joyce who must spend the night in the haunted mansion along with her jealous relatives, a creepy maid and a homicidal maniac who has just escaped from a nearby sanitarium.

    The Ghost Breakers (dir. George Marshall, 1940) – Larry Lawrence (Hope), sought in connection with a murder he did not commit, eludes New York police by hiding in a steamer trunk. Soon the trunk (and Larry) are aboard a ship bound for Cuba, where the trunk’s owner, pretty Mary Carter (Goddard), is sailing to take possession of a recent inheritance: a “haunted” castle. Sensing that Mary is in danger, Larry and his valet precede her to the island, which is inhabited by a ghost, a zombie and perhaps even a flesh-and-blood fiend. There’s romance, comedy and chills as Hope and Goddard contend with earthly and un-earthly foes―and try to keep from ending up as ghosts themselves.

    Eureka Classics is proud to present both films in their UK debuts on Blu-ray.

    Special Features:
    Brand new audio commentary tracks on both films with Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby
    Kim Newman on “The Cat and the Canary” and “The Ghost Breakers”
    “The Ghost Breakers” 1949 radio adaptation
    Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
    PLUS: A limited edition collector’s booklet (2000 copies) featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 pillarboxed 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Elliott Nugent
    George Marshall

    Written By:

    Bob Hope
    Paulette Goddard
    John Beal
    Douglass Montgomery
    Gale Sondergaard
    Elizabeth Patterson
    Nydia Westman
    George Zucco
    Richard Carlson
    Paul Lukas
    Willie Best
    Pedro de Cordoba
    Anthony Quinn

    Music From:
    Ernst Toch

    Director of Photography:
    Charles Lang

    Archie Marshek
    Ellsworth Hoagland

    Costume Designer:
    Edith Head

    Arthur Hornblow Jr.

    Eureka Entertainment

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