The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

I watched Universal Pictures 1966 comedy/horror film “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (for the umpteenth time) on Svengoolie. This movie stars Barney,  I mean Don Knotts, as Luther Heggs, the typesetter at the local newspaper. He spends a night in a haunted house, where there had been a murder-suicide, and on this 20th anniversary of the event, witnesses a series of horrifying events. When his story is published by the paper, Luther is a hero but the home owner, Simmons, sues the newspaper and Luther for liable.

The movie stars Don Knotts (No Time For Sergeants, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Shakiest Gun in the West,

The Love God?, How To Frame a Fig, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Cannonball Run II, Pleasantville, TV episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, The Red Skelton Show, Three’s Company, Matlock),

Joan Staley (Playboy’s “Miss November” 1958, TV episodes of The Tab Hunter Show, Bonanza, Hawaiian Eye, The Lively Ones, Perry Mason, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Real McCoys, 77 Sunset Strip),

Liam Redmond, Sandra Gould (Gladys Kravitz on the TV Sitcom’s Bewitched and Tabitha), Dick Sargent (2nd Darrin on the TV Sitcom Bewitched, The Beast with a Million Eyes, Operation Petticoat, Teen Witch),

Charles Lane (character actor in over 250 appearances as a man with a stern, hard-hearted demeanor, Lucy Show, Petticoat Junction, Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, and appeared in many Frank Capra films), James Millhollin (No Time For Sergeants, Frankie and Johnny, The Cool Ones, Never a Dull Moment, How to Frame a Fig), Ellen Corby (Grandma Walton on The Waltons winning three Emmys), Hal Smith (Otis on the Andy Griffith Show),

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was directed by Alan Rafkin (The Shakiest Gun in the West, How to Frame a Figg, Director of TV episodes of The Tim Conway Show, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, Laverne & Shirley)

and music by Vic Mizzy (wrote themes for Green Acres, Addams Family, The Don Rickles Show and scored several William Castle films, I did a post on his music for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken). I love this movie, it is hilarious every time I watch it, never gets old. I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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