|The Ghost Breaker|
|Directed by||Alfred E. Green|
|Written by|| Jack Cunningham (adaptation)|
Walter De Leon (scenario)
|Based on||The Ghost Breaker|
by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard (play)
|Produced by|| Adolph Zukor |
Jesse L. Lasky
|Starring|| Wallace Reid |
Arthur Edmund Carewe
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Ghost Breaker is a 1922 American silent horror comedy film about haunted houses and ghosts. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures.  It was directed by Alfred E. Green and starred Wallace Reid in one of his last screen roles. The story, based on the 1909 play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard, had been released on film in 1914 (bearing the same name), directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel.
The 1922 version is now considered lost.   Two of the actors in this film, Snitz Edwards and Arthur Edmund Carewe, later appeared together in the 1925 Lon Chaney silent classic The Phantom of the Opera. Two uncredited "ghosts" in the cast, Mervyn LeRoy and Richard Arlen, later went on to successful film careers. 
The Ghost Breaker would be remade in the sound era as The Ghost Breakers (1940) with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, and later as Scared Stiff (1953) starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. 
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The Ghost Breaker may refer to:
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