The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • NR
  • 1h 29m
  • 1966
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Don Knotts stars as a timid typesetter who hasn’t a ghost of a chance of becoming a reporter – until he decides to solve a murder mystery and ends up spending a fright-filled night in a haunted house! Figuring the answers to the mystery lie in the old Simmons mansion, Luther Heggs (Knotts) visits the estate at the witching hour of midnight. Certain he's seen a ghost, Luther writes a story which makes front page news - and brings on a libel suit from the mansion's owner. When the trial judge orders an investigation - and no apparition appears - Luther is branded a fraud. That is, until he and his devoted girlfriend team up to uncover the mystery of the hauntings - and the true murderer - in this timeless comedy classic.
© 1965 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Steve Crum

Prime Don Knotts with Barney Fife patented laughs.

June 21, 2017
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Philip Martin

June 21, 2017
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Ken Hanke

Unusually good Knotts vehicle with atmosphere and a great creepy organ piece.

June 20, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling

June 20, 2017
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
John Beifuss

For youngsters who hadn't experienced anything stronger than the attack of the ping-pong balls on...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:January 22, 1966
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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