The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken




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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.

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2003

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as Luther Heggs

as Alma Parker

as Ollie Weaver

as George Beckett

as Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell

as Mrs. Natalie Miller

as Nicholas Simmons

as Police Chief Art Ful...

as Whitlow

as Mrs. Hutchinson

as Mrs. Cobb

as Herkie

as Loretta Pine

as Mr. Maxwell

as Bailiff

as Miss Tremaine

as Billy Ray

as Suzanna Blush

as Calver Weems

as Elevator Operator

as Mr. Deligondo
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Critic Reviews for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Prime Don Knotts with Barney Fife patented laughs.

June 25, 2005

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...

Full Review… | April 3, 2003
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

January 7, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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.


Super Reviewer

Slight and fluffy, but still fun.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

A likeable and fun older comedy with very little to fault it for.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

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