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The Ghost Breaker (1914 film)

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The Ghost Breaker is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar C. Apfel and based on the 1909 Broadway play of the same name by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures under the Famous Players–Lasky banner.[2]

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The Ghost Breaker
Promotional art from the front cover of Motion Picture News (December 19, 1914)
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
Written byCecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
Paul Dickey
Charles W. Goddard
James Montgomery
Based onThe Ghost Breaker
by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
StarringH. B. Warner
Distributed byFamous Players–Lasky
Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • December 7, 1914 (1914-12-07)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
A news clipping from the Modesto Morning Herald containing a review of the Ghost Breaker (April 18, 1915)[1]
Scene from the film

The Ghost Breaker was possibly the first film in a long line of haunted-house horror films with the same story.[citation needed] A 1922 remake of the same name starred Wallace Reid and Lila Lee. The original film was also remade as The Ghost Breakers (1940) with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, and as Scared Stiff (1953) with Martin and Lewis.[3] The film is now considered lost.[4][5]