Crazy Knights (1944)

USA, 1944
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American comedy horror film directed by William Beaudine. It was first released in the USA on 8 December 1944.

Plot Summary

Carnival showmen try help a father and daughter they pick up at the road side and find themselves in a haunted old house.


Directed by: William Beaudine
© MCMXLIV [1944] by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Astor Pictures Corp. presents
Banner Productions
Produced by: Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz
Associate Producer: Barney Sarecky
Original Screenplay by: Tim Ryan
Photography: Marcel Le Picard
Assistant Director: Arthur Hammond
Film Editor: John Fuller
Musical Director: Edward Kay
Sound Engineer: Frank Webster
Special Effects: Ray Mercer

Billy Gilbert (Billy Gilbert)
Shemp Howard (Shemp Howard)
Maxie Rosenbloom (Maxie Rosenbloom)
Tim Ryan (Grogan)
Jayne Hazard (Joan Gardner)
Tay Dunn ([Ralph] Williams)
Minerva Urecal (Mrs Benson)
John Hamilton (Mr Gardner)
Bernard Sell (Dave Hammon)
Betty Sinclair (girl)

Alternative Titles

Ghost Crazy
Ghost Knights
Murder in the Family



  • Kine Weekly no.1989 (31 May 1945) – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.12 no.138 (June 1945) p.71 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.158 no.3 (20 January 1945) – credits, review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.64 no.5192 (29 May 1945) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.84
  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.211 – credits
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.97
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish pp.69-70 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Monogram Checklist by Ted Okuda p.190 – credits, synopsis
  • Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver pp.191-195 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.78 – credits