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The Ghost And Mr. Chicken

The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966)

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Release Date: Jan 20, 1966 Wide

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Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) is a typesetter at a newspaper who longs for a chance to be a reporter. Editor Beckett (Dick Sargent) gives Luther his big break and assigns him to spend the night in a house generally considered to be haunted. The situation allows a broad canvas for Knotts to react to sight gags with the special brand of eye-popping nervousness that made him a star. Former Playboy Bunny Joan Staley plays the pretty girlfriend of star reporter Ollie Skip Homeier. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy

Sep 2, 2003

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Prime Don Knotts with Barney Fife patented laughs.

June 25, 2005
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Unusually good Knotts vehicle with atmosphere and a great creepy organ piece.

March 29, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For youngsters who hadn't experienced anything stronger than the attack of the ping-pong balls on 'Captain Kangaroo,' 'Mr. Chicken' -- with its spooky organ music, blood-dripping portrait and haunted 'murder house' -- was deliciously traumatic...

September 15, 2003
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is, overall, a very sweet-natured comedy. It's just the thing to watch when you are sick of foul-mouthed puppets [and] flatulent grade-schoolers...

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Audience Reviews for The Ghost And Mr. Chicken

Really great funny movie. Love Don Knotts. My mom watches these kinds of movies all the time.
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Slight and fluffy, but still fun.
July 6, 2009
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Extremely tame mystery/comedy from an era of apparently less demanding audiences. By today's standards, this G-rater is too dull for kids and too simple for adults (except for those who think the Austin Powers sequels are filled with creativity.) Don Knotts does his shtick and gets a couple laughs. I watched much of this only because I had my right to choose taken away - I sure would have aborted if I could.

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July 21, 2012
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    1. Elevator Operator: Just draw a little ghost, right in the corner here.
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