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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Released May 1, 1966 1h 30m Comedy List
67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 75% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Looking to score a break as a newspaper reporter and impress beautiful Alma Parker (Joan Staley), milquetoast typesetter Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) pitches a story about his small town's haunted house. When his editor (Dick Sargent) insists Luther spend a night alone in the spooky mansion, where a grisly murder-suicide had taken place decades earlier, the timid reporter learns that the house contains a supernatural resident who doesn't like visitors. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Prime Don Knotts with Barney Fife patented laughs. Rated: 3/5 Jun 25, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jan 7, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Unusually good Knotts vehicle with atmosphere and a great creepy organ piece. Rated: 4/5 Mar 29, 2004 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 2/5 Feb 27, 2004 Full Review John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) 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... Sep 15, 2003 Full Review Matt Bailey Not Coming to a Theater Near You 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... Apr 3, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tim O Still love the organ loft music. Scared the hell out of me and kept me up at night when I was 9 or 10. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review craig p Don Knots was perfect for this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/02/23 Full Review Tyler K Great classic Don Knotts movie! Fun for the whole family Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Nick S One of my favorite movies— all thanks to my mother culturing me as a 90s kid. Ghost and Mr Chicken would terrify me as a kid, but now I look back and laugh at all the memorable lines/characters. There's not a dull scene in its entirety. "Are you afraid of haunted houses?" - They're just mortar, stone, and wood Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review S R Another lost flixster rating. Arguably Knotts' best movie. Saw again on TCM. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Stephen C Don Knotts will be missed, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Looking to score a break as a newspaper reporter and impress beautiful Alma Parker (Joan Staley), milquetoast typesetter Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) pitches a story about his small town's haunted house. When his editor (Dick Sargent) insists Luther spend a night alone in the spooky mansion, where a grisly murder-suicide had taken place decades earlier, the timid reporter learns that the house contains a supernatural resident who doesn't like visitors.
Director
Alan Rafkin
Producer
Edward Montagne
Screenwriter
James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Production Co
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 1, 1966, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Runtime
1h 30m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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