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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Overview:

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Alan Rafkin and produced by Edward Montagne.

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 30, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Ephraim Simmons murdered his wife in cold blood and then played the organ before killing himself; the keys are still stained with blood, and could never be cleaned off.... even after using Bon-Ami! Or so the rumor goes. It takes a man with spunk, like Luther Heggs, to get to the bottom of the real s... Read full article


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 30, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Ephraim Simmons murdered his wife in cold blood and then played the organ before killing himself; the keys are still stained with blood, and could never be cleaned off.... even after using Bon-Ami! Or so the rumor goes. It takes a man with spunk, like Luther Heggs, to get to the bottom of the real s... Read full article


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

on Oct 15, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 26th, 2013 We interrupt our weekly foray into the Disney Vault – which I’ll be posting later – to look at a live-action film starring one of Disney’s beloved actors, Don Knotts. While The Ghost and Mr. Chicken isn’t a Disney movie, Knotts cr... Read full article


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

on Oct 26, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

We interrupt our weekly foray into the Disney Vault – which I’ll be posting later – to look at a live-action film starring one of Disney’s beloved actors, Don Knotts.  While The Ghost and Mr. Chicken isn’t a Disney movie, Knotts created several enduring characters for t... Read full article


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

By Irish Jayhawk on Oct 20, 2012 From Outspoken and Freckled

As part of my ongoing tribute to fun and spooky classic films throughout October, today I present to you my offering of Alan Rafkin's THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN (1966). Yes, this family classic is the perfect addition to my line-up of what reflects my childhood favorites and I continue enjoy with... Read full article


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Quotes from

Suzanna Blush: It's Calver Weems! He's DEAD! He's been MURDERED!
Luther Heggs: Well don't panic! DON'T PANIC!
Suzanna Blush: Oh Luther! Luther! It was terrible! He was walking along the streen when: BANG! Right on the head!
[points to 2x4]
Suzanna Blush: With that!
Luther Heggs: Well did you see who did it?
Suzanna Blush: No, it was just: BANG! Right on the head! With that!
Luther Heggs: Well I'll just get a picture of it. Lets see... f32... and it's dark, it's been rainin'... and uh... Oh for heaven's sake STAND BACK Suzanna! Stand back! Get out of the way! And for heaven's sake don't TOUCH anything! This is all EVIDENCE!
Suzanna Blush: He was just walking down the street when: BANG! Right on the head!
Luther Heggs: All right, I'll get a picture of the murder weapon...
Suzanna Blush: BANG! Right on the head! I was just getting ready to brush my teeh and watch Lawrence Welk, then I looked out the window and: BANG...
Luther Heggs: For heaven's sake Suzanna pull yourself together! I'm goin down to the Police Station! Now you get on the phone and call my editor!
Suzanna Blush: WHO?
Luther Heggs: George Beckett! tell him to get down to the police station as soon as possible! And for heaven's sakes, whatever you do, KEEP your HEAD!


Luther Heggs: Well, me, I just don't happen to believe in ghosts... particularly.


Luther Heggs: Mr. Boob, that's me. B double O B - boob!


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Facts about

One of the few American films shot in the Technicolor Corporation's Techniscope wide screen process. The wide screen effect was achieved by essentially splitting the usual film frame horizontally into two smaller frames with a greater width to height ratio. It was inexpensive, but yielded a grainy image, which probably explains why it was seldom used in Hollywood.
Besides Don Knotts, there are a number of actors from the Andy Griffith Show in this movie, some playing characters very similar to the characters they did in the Andy Griffith Show. For example, Hal Smith plays the town drunk in both productions, and Dorthy Neumann plays Smith's wife in both productions. Also, "Griffith" show veterans, such as Burt Mustin and Hope Summers are featured in this movie. This was Knott's first film after leaving the Andy Griffith Show.
The mansion seen in the opening shots is also best known at the home of the Munsters in the TV show, "The Munsters."
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