Scared Stiff (1953)

Scared Stiff


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This film is the 1953 remake of the 1940 Bob Hope-Paulette Goddard vehicle The Ghost Breakers, reupholstered for the talents of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The plot is the same as before: an American heiress is warned to stay away from the forbidding Cuban mansion that she's inherited.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Herbert Baker, Walter DeLeon, Ed Simmons, Norman Lear, Harbert Baker
On DVD: Oct 25, 2005



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as Myron Myron Metz

as Mary Carroll

as Carmelita Castina

as Mr. Cortega

as Tony Warren

as Carriso Twins

as Police Lieutenant

as Trigger

as Pierre

as Cop on Pier

as Himself

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Critic Reviews for Scared Stiff

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Martin and Lewis fans, rejoice!

January 3, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Good Martin and Lewis vehicle enlivened by Carmen Miranda. A reworking of the same director's The Ghost Breakers.

August 27, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

March 1, 2008
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

June 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Scared Stiff

How the hell would anyone think Jerry Lewis is funny? This is a terrible re-make of The Ghost Breakers. (And the original didn't have pointless singing in it.) The only funny parts are those directly copied from the original. Oh, now I know who Carmen Miranda is.


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