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The Live Ghost

The Live Ghost

The Live Ghost is a 1934 American comedy short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by Charles Rogers, and produced by Hal Roach at his studios in Culver City, California.

Plot

A sea captain (Walter Long) is unable to enlist needed sailors because his ship has an unfair and unfortunate reputation of being haunted. Desperate, the captain, finding Laurel and Hardy fishing, tries to recruit them as sailors but they also refuse, not because of his ship's reputation, but because they don't like the ocean due to it being infested with sharks, although Stan erroneously says "infatuated" and Oliver, pointing out Stan's malapropism erroneously corrects him as meaning infuriated. So then the captain has another idea and instead enlists their help to shanghai a crew. At a nearby saloon, Stan provokes a sailor to chase him out; then Oliver knocks the sailor out with a frying pan; then the captain carries each unconscious sailor to his ship and drops him into its hold. Ollie and Stan also somehow manage to get knocked out, so the captain shanghais them as well. Once at sea, the kidnapped sailors recover and, upon realizing that they've been shanghaied, lunge in vengeance at Stan and Ollie, but the captain intervenes and sternly points out that they're not to be harmed as long as they're on board the boat. Then when one shanghaied sailor vows revenge on them for bringing them on this "ghost ship" the captain blows his stack and punches him out, further warning the crew that if he hears anyone say "ghost" again, "I'll take his head and I'll twist it around so that when he's walking north he'll be lookin' south! Ya get me?!"