Hold That Ghost

Synopsis: Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.
Director(s): Arthur Lubin
Production: Universal
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

And when my baby

When my baby

smiles at me

Gee, what a wonderful

wonderful light

That comes

to her eyes

Look at the light,


There's the light

that just brings love

That's it

that's it

That says peace on earth

goodwill to all men

And it brings

real harmony

I sigh, I cry

Why, it's just

a bit of heaven

When my baby

When my baby

smiles at me

Is everybody happy

Mr. Gregory.

What is it?

The relief waiters

are here.

What are you staring at?

Ice water.

C'mon, you guys, get your

money out before I shoot.

Put that dough in

and don't try any tricks.!

When I say I'll shoot,

I'll shoot.

I win!

I win again!

Who are you?

The relief waiters.

We used to work at a gas

station. The agency sent us.

With all the people out of

work, the agency sent you two!

Nice of you to say that. As busy

as we are, I'll make the best of it.

Button your coat. Straighten

your tie. Yes, sir.

Be neat.

Pull down your vest.

I want no trouble. You won't have any.

One mistake and I'll throw

you out. Yes, you will.

Yes, I will!

I said you would!

Get in there. Follow me. Yes, sir.


We want our patrons to feel like

they're members of one happy family.

I just saw the Andrews

Sisters, the three of'em.


These are your tables.

See if you can make a

waiter out of this... person.

I'll try.

A snooty fella!

When a customer comes in,

push the chair under them.

When they get up,

pull the chair back.

When they sit, push it in.

When they get up, back.

What happens here? When you get your

order, show the checker your slip.

I what? Show the checker your slip.

I can't.

Why not?

I'm ashamed to tell. I'm not

wearing any. No, check on your food.


and my shadow

Yes, sir

Strolling down

That avenue

Ah, say

Just me

And my

little shadow

Not a soul

to tell our troubles to

You know

when it's 12 o'clock

We climb the stairs

We never, never knock


there's nobody there

Just me


And my shadow


All alone

and feelin' blue

Remember everything I told you. Yeah.

If he wants to sit, push the chair

in. If he gets up, pull it out.

Anybody knows that. Three important

things I want you to remember:

If a customer asks how much

is dinner, say "$3."

If they say "It's too much,"

say, "See the manager. "

"We won't eat here. " You say, "If

you don't, somebody else will. "

Somebody else will?

That's all.

I've got to wait on the table. Run it

over in your mind. I'll keep punchin'!

If I wanna be a good waiter,

I gotta remember.

$3 for dinner; go tell the manager;

if you don't, somebody else will.

$3; tell the manager; if you

don't, somebody else will.

Hello, girls.


Where'd that guy go? What

did you pull that chair for?

Three dollars. I'll report you for this.

Tell it to the manager. I

oughta punch you in the nose.

If you don't,

somebody else will.

Introducing three wonderful

singers of wonderful songs.

The Andrews Sisters;

Maxene, Laverne,

and Patty.

When stars appear

I seem to hear

A serenade

I watch the moon

And then my tune

is softly played

The music thrills

And gently fills

my heart with bliss

I hear the theme

And want to dream

and reminisce

I close my eyes

'Neath the blanket

of indigo skies

And my serenade sighs

Like a breeze

from heaven above

Even at dawn

When the stars and

the moonlight have gone

My refrain

lingers on

Like a memory

of love

Though love has flown

and I'm always alone

I'm not afraid

I'll always keep

my dreamy

My sleepy serenade

I like to dream

a sleepy...


and dream my life away

To a dreamy

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Robert Lees

Robert Lees (July 10, 1912 – June 13, 2004) was an American television and film screenwriter. Lees was best known for writing comedy, including several Abbott and Costello films. more…

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