Gene, Joe, Jackie, Johnny, Farina, Mickey

Production Notes

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Photography: Alvin V. Knetchel
Titles: H. M. Walker
Writer: Hal E. Roach
Released: May 3, 1925
Studio: Pathe Exchange

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: The boys in the gang have been playing cowboys and Indians near their cave hideout when they decide to run away from home and head out West to shoot "Injuns." Meeting together at night, they make it only about so far before it begins to rain and they must take cover in a "magnetic house" set up by an inventor as a haunted house-attraction for an amusement park entrepreneur. Paintings come to life, chairs collapse, a stairway collapses into a slide, numerous skeletons appear, the floors move, the walls slide and bodies pop out of closets. The boys are scared by all the contraptions in the house just as their parents come to get them and get just as scared of the gadget-infested house as the kids.

  • The trick photography for this film was created by Alvin V. Knetchel.
  • This short was possibly remade as or at least inspired Hide And Shriek.
  • This short was re-titled "Galloping Ghosts" when aired as part of the "Mischief Makers." series
  • This marks the final appearance of Eugene Jackson.


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