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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Jun 2, 2015

Well, I am back after a week of memorable fun. Having such a great time it became clear to me that I had to come back with a ghostly comedy. That’s right for only the second time in Ron’s Amazing Stories history our story for this episode is meant to be funny.

 

Our story comes from the NBC series Screen Directors’ Playhouse.  It is a radio adaptation of the 1940 film The Ghost Breakers, which is a comedy directed by George Marshall. Its cast includes Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. On a side note the film was adapted from the play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. Along with great films like, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers is cited as a prime example of the classic Hollywood horror-comedy.  It first aired on the radio on April 3, 1949.

Also, Included in this episode is a special second story called The Stone Coffin. You can listen to the entire show right here.