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The Inspiration for Scooby Doo?
I happened to come across this movie years ago, one sick day at home while in college, and it was so bad, I couldn't look away! The movie had a zany plot about a recently deceased tycoon trying to do his last good deed with the help of the titular "ghost in the invisible bikini." What was funny was that she was invisible, but the bikini actually wasn't. It's almost a Mystery Science Theater-worthy movie, but I enjoyed this little light-hearted 60's romp of nonsense, nonetheless, without the additional commentary. The group of swinging 60's kids that arrive at the estate to either make things right or get in the way of the good deed were equally hysterical and lacking relevance. They were just there - dancing, singing, looking for clues. As they went sneaking around the castle in search of clues to the tycoon's mysterious will, I couldn't help but think that Hanna-Barbera may have been influenced by this kooky group of kids to create "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?" Because if it hadn't been for those pesky kids, the bad guy may have *just* gotten away with it!!
Dumb Premise For Good Enough Film
Always watched this one for Basil and my man Boris.The kids are pretty good,movie would be better with better script.I suppose Basil thought he'd really slummed it,but he does add a touch of class.Maybe marrying someone with a little tighter control on money coming in would've made a huge difference,BAZ!You never should've left at the height of your career to try to live by the Broadway income,or lack thereof,having only a few successful plays because you were "typecast"!That's spitting on us,your fans!
Dumb But Kinda Fun
Watched for the 2 Bs,Basil and Boris.They are a pleasure,but film is stupid.
A "Bad" Movie at its Best!
"The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" is basically a Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello beach movie without Frankie, Annette, or the beach. The plot is actually somewhat complicated -- in order to get into heaven, a recently-dead man must do a good deed, namely to ensure that his fortune goes to his rightful heirs. The title "ghost" (whose body is invisible where the bikini should be - you'll have to watch it!) assists. The cast is impressive for a low-budget film. Boris Karloff is the recently-deceased wealthy man, Basil Rathbone is his thieving lawyer, Nancy Sinatra is an "extra" houseguest who provides the obligatory music, and former Disney star Tommy Kirk is one of the heirs. Beach-movie regulars Eric Von Zipper and his gang and Deborah Walley also make appearances. The music is great and the plot is silly but enjoyable. It's "bad," but not to the point of being unwatchable, like other cheap '60s films.