The Ghost and Mr. Chicken


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.

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Don Knotts
as Luther Heggs
Joan Staley
as Alma Parker
Skip Homeier
as Ollie Weaver
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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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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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
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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