Mary Poppins Returns
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If it focused more on the comedy instead of a generic horror plot, then this definitely would have been a fresher comedy. Instead, it's just a mediocre movie that just so happens to have a few funny gags in it.
Mixing laughs and scares.
... George Marshall makes an effort to construct the proper atmosphere around these city folk on a haunted safari in voodooland...
One of the few truly great meshes of comedy and horror that never shorts either genre.
One of the best of the horror comedy genre owes its success to the pairing of Hope's standard coward routine with Willie Best's standard man servant and coward routine, it's a team made for this stuff. Granted that by today's standards the bits are old and undoubtedly racist but for the times it was groundbreaking. Best got credit on the movie poster, got lines as funny as Hope, and did much more than say "yessir" and "no sir". The height of the film has them together exploring the haunted house. They might've had more chemistry than Hope and Goddard. And it holds up today. See it.
Lovely cinematography, a sharp witted Hope, and a gorgeous Goddard. Even with all that, the film's primary standout was it's casual racism and depiction of African Americans; it often undercut the humor and suspense.
One of my favourtie Hope movies, it's really very funny. If you're a fan, check it out. It's sort of a spoof of old horror and mystery movies.
Good paranormal humor.
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