Three Live Ghosts


1922

Brief Synopsis

Spoofy, Jimmy Gubbins, and Billy Foster are all reported dead in the First World War. In reality, they have been prisoners of the Germans and are released at the end of the war. They return to England to discover that they are believed dead and they christen themselves The Three Live Ghosts. Jimmy's mother has been collecting life insurance on him and doesn't want his non-dead quality to spoil the game. Additionally, she wants to claim the reward for a missing William Foster by turning in Billy. And Spoofy, who suffers from amnesia and kleptomania, worries his pals when he turns up with posh clothes and a baby, just after a nobleman's house is robbed and a child kidnapped.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 29, 1922
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca1 Jan 1922
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Three Live Ghosts by Frederic Stewart Isham, Max Marcin (New York, 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,784ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Three men who have escaped from a German prison camp and are reported missing return to England as stowaways on the night of the Armistice celebration: Jimmy Gubbins, Cockney; Billy Foster, an American; and "Spoofy," who is absentminded as the result of shell shock. Ivis Ayers, an American girl entertaining wounded soldiers at her London home, is recognized by Billy, who discovers her with Peter Larne, for whose defalcations Billy is wanted by the police. Larne offers him a bribe to leave the country and remain dead; in a struggle Larne is shot and Billy escapes. Mrs. Gubbins discovers that there is a reward for Billy's return and telephones Scotland Yard; meanwhile, Spoofy finds new clothes in a nearby residence and departs with money and a baby in a perambulator. Arrival of the detectives restores him to sanity, Ivis clears Billy of the accusations against him, and Spoofy--when his wife recognizes him--discovers that he has robbed his own home.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 29, 1922
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca1 Jan 1922
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Three Live Ghosts by Frederic Stewart Isham, Max Marcin (New York, 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,784ft (6 reels)

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