The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 20, 1966
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Steve Crum

Prime Don Knotts with Barney Fife patented laughs.

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...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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...

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Really great funny movie. Love Don Knotts. My mom watches these kinds of movies all the time.
Doctor Strangeblog
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… More
Cindy I
Slight and fluffy, but still fun.
Drew Smith
A likeable and fun older comedy with very little to fault it for.