Eddie Grant (Arthur Lake) is a radio station sound-effects man. He just married Sue (Lynne Roberts). She is the star of one of the radio program Eddie does the sound effects for. For their honeymoon they plan on spending a couple of days at a resort owned by his sister Millie Westover (Barbara Brown). The only other people currently at the inn are Millie’s short tempered handyman Tom Walker (Matt Willis) and an old rich crone named Miss Cornelia Coates (Ida Moore).
Unfortunately for the newlyweds, the owner of the radio studio is not happy with the ratings. He insists that the company rehearse every day until the next performance. Eddie and Sue go off on their honeymoon anyway.
That evening the inn is inundated with the cast of the radio program. Macy Turner (Jack Lee) is the program director. He has with him his wife Enid Turner (Janis Carter), Beppo (Frank Sully), Whitney Burke (Warren Ashe), and Cedric Jessup (Arthur Space).
When Eddie finds Turner dead in what he thought was his room his buddies Beppo and Cedric decide that they need to solve who killed him before they call the cops. Of course, things don’t work out the way they planned.
“The Ghost That Walks Alone” was released in 1944 and was directed by Lew Landers and it’s not one of his better movies. The movie is a comedy/mystery based on a story by Richard Shattuck called “The Wedding Guest Sat On A Stone”. I couldn’t find out too much about it. That should have been a hint.
The star of the film is Arthur Lake. His claim to fame is that he played Dagwood Bumstead in every “Blondie” movie ever made, 28 of them. He also was Dagwood when he was in radio and in a short run TV series. He also did a few shorts selling war bonds during WWII as Seamen Hook, an animated character. This film was very much like the Blondie movies, kinda silly. Fortunately it’s only 63 minutes long. Lake plays the dumb, bumbling husband just as he does in the “Blondie” films.
As for the title, it makes no sense. There is no ghost. So it doesn’t walk. So it’s also not alone since it’s not there at all. The only reason I could figure for the ghost aspect is due to the many movies done in the forties that used the ghost as a theme or plot element or, as in this case, in the title. It’s still a better title than what the original story had. It’s not a horrible movie just almost average. It you like Dagwood Bumstead then you’ll enjoy this film. Otherwise you may find him a little annoying.