Passed | | Short, Comedy
A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »
The studio sets used for the scenes on shipboard apparently are the same that were used for the Hal Roach Our Gang short, "Shiver My Timbers" (1931). For example, both have a rectangular 'hole' in the deck through which sailors (in both shorts) are thrown to the hold below; the crew quarters room is the same shape (though the windows are different); and the bunk beds in the crew quarters have 'scoop'-cut sideboards.
If anybody ever mentions the word "ghost" to me, I'm gonna twist his head around so that when he's walking north he'll be looking south.
The whitewash trough was too shallow to cover the drunken sailor with whitewash just by his falling into it face-down. In the first shot of him falling, the whitewash doesn't splash much onto his back side, but in the next shot, he is covered all over in whitewash.