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Director  John Baxter
Film series  Old Mother Riley Series
Produced by  John Baxter
Language  English
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Horror
Cinematography  James Wilson
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
Old Mother Rileys Ghosts movie poster

Writer  Arthur Lucan, Geoffrey Orme, Arthur Lucan
Release date  9 June 1941 (UK)
Cast  Arthur Lucan (Old Mother Riley), Kitty McShane (Kitty Riley), John Stuart (John Cartwright), John Laurie (McAdam), A. Bromley Davenport (Warrender)
Similar movies  Old Mother Rileys Ghosts and Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire are part of the same movie series

Old Mother Riley's Ghosts is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Stuart. 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.

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Plot summary

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 terrifing them in return.

Cast

  • Arthur Lucan ... Mrs. Riley
  • Kitty McShane ... Kitty Riley
  • John Stuart ... John Cartwright
  • A. Bromley Davenport ... Warrender
  • Dennis Wyndham ... Jem
  • John Laurie ... McAdam
  • Peter Gawthorne ... Mr. Cartwright
  • Critical reception

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

    References

    Old Mother Riley's Ghosts Wikipedia
    Old Mother Rileys Ghosts IMDb Old Mother Rileys Ghosts themoviedb.org