The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)




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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.
Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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Don Knotts
as Luther Heggs
Joan Staley
as Alma Parker
Skip Homeier
as Ollie Weaver
Liam Redmond
as Kelsey
Dick Sargent
as George Beckett
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Natalie Miller
Philip Ober
as Nicholas Simmons
Harry Hickox
as Police Chief Art Fuller
Charles Lane
as Whitlow
Jesslyn Fax
as Mrs. Hutchinson
Nydia Westman
as Mrs. Cobb
Jim Begg
as Herkie
Sandra Gould
as Loretta Pine
James Millhollin
as Mr. Maxwell
Cliff Norton
as Bailiff
Ellen Corby
as Miss Tremaine
Jim Boles
as Billy Ray
Hope Summers
as Suzanna Blush
Hal Smith
as Calver Weems
Eddie Quillan
as Elevator Operator
Burt Mustin
as Mr. Deligondo
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Critic Reviews for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

All Critics (6)

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
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January 7, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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February 27, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

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. Attaboy, Luther!

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Super Reviewer

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.

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