|Three Live Ghosts|
|Directed by||Thornton Freeland|
|Produced by||Max Marcin|
|Written by|| Helen Hallett |
|Story by||Sally Winters|
|Based on||Three Live Ghosts|
by Frederic S. Isham
|Music by||Hugo Riesenfeld|
|Cinematography||Robert H. Planck|
|Edited by||Robert Kern|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
| ‹See TfM› |
|8 reels (7,486 feet)|
Three Live Ghosts is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Beryl Mercer, Harry Stubbs, and Joan Bennett; with Robert Montgomery, and Tenen Holtz. The screenplay concerns three veterans of World War I who return home to London after the armistice, only to find they have been mistakenly listed as dead.It was based on the 1920 play Three Live Ghosts by Frederic S. Isham.
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