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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

G
90 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

Luther Heggs aspires to be a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that 20 years before was the site of a now famous ...See moreLuther Heggs aspires to be a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that 20 years before was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but because the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel planning to tear the mansion down. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey, they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer. Written by garykmcd See less
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Edward Montagne (as Edward J. Mantagne)
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$ 700,000
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Jan 20, 1966 (United States)

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67 cast members
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Don Knotts
Luther Heggs Luther Heggs   See fewer
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Joan Staley
Alma Parker Alma Parker   See fewer
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Liam Redmond
Kelsey Kelsey   See fewer
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Dick Sargent
George Beckett George Beckett   See fewer
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Skip Homeier
Ollie Weaver Ollie Weaver   See fewer
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Reta Shaw
Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell   See fewer
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Lurene Tuttle
Mrs. Natalie Miller Mrs. Natalie Miller   See fewer
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Philip Ober
Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober) Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober)   See fewer
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Harry Hickox
Police Chief Art Fuller Police Chief Art Fuller   See fewer
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Charles Lane
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Jesslyn Fax
Mrs. Hutchinson Mrs. Hutchinson   See fewer
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Nydia Westman
Mrs. Cobb Mrs. Cobb   See fewer
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George Chandler
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Robert Cornthwaite
Lawyer Springer Lawyer Springer   See fewer
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Jim Begg
Deputy Herkie (as James Begg) Deputy Herkie (as James Begg)   See fewer
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Sandra Gould
Loretta Pine Loretta Pine   See fewer
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James Millhollin
Mr. Milo Maxwell Mr. Milo Maxwell   See fewer
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Cliff Norton
Charlie, the Bailiff Charlie, the Bailiff   See fewer
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Ellen Corby
Miss Neva Tremaine Miss Neva Tremaine   See fewer
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Jim Boles
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Gordon Armitage
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Rand Barker
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Harry Hines
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7.3 / 10 | 4,939 votes