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Haunted Spooks
(1920) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Hal Roach and Alf Goulding (Alfred J. Goulding)

Cast: Harold Lloyd [the boy], Mildred Davis [the girl], Wallace Howe [the uncle], Ernie Morrison, Noah Young, William Gillespie, Mark Jones, Gaylord Lloyd, ‘Blue’ Washington [the butler]

Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Hal Roach. Cinematography by Walter Lundin. Intertitles by H.M. Walker. Presented by Hal Roach. / Released 21 March 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Lloyd’s first film after his accident. [?] Braff-Short n. 9112 lists the release date as 31 March 1920.


Synopsis: Harold loses his girl, but becomes a groom after trying to commit suicide. Harold and his new bride must stay in a haunted mansion for one year to own it.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive; in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive; in La Cinémathèque Québécoise film archive; in Det Danske Filminstitut film archive; in the Filmoteca Espanola film archive; in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Animals: Cats, Pigs - Birds: Chickens, Ducks - Boats - Boy Scouts - Bridges - Canes - Children - Closets - Cotton - Domestics: Butlers, Cooks - Feather dusters - Furniture: Beds - Games: Tennis - Ghosts - Hats: Straw - Inheritances - Kissing - Lightning - Marriages - Ministers - Oars - Parks - Pipes - Ponds - Rain - Rich people - Shadows - Storms - Streetcars - Street scenes - Suicide (Attempted) - Tobacco: Cigarettes - Toys: Squirt guns - Transportation: Automobiles, Trams - Umbrellas - Watches - Weapons: Guns - Weddings - Wills

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 213; Braff-Short n. 9112; Brownlow-Parade p. 463; Kerr-Silent p. 116; Reilly-Lloyd p. 4; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 130 : Website-Lloyd.

Home video: DVD.

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