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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

90 min
Comedy | Family | Mystery | Romance
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Alan Rafkin
Country: USA
Release Date: 1966-01-20
Filming Locations: Colonial Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Don Knotts
Luther Heggs
Liam Redmond
Dick Sargent
George Beckett
Skip Homeier
Ollie Weaver
Reta Shaw
Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
Lurene Tuttle
Mrs. Natalie Miller
Philip Ober
Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober)
Harry Hickox
Police Chief Art Fuller
Charles Lane
Lawyer Whitlow
Jesslyn Fax
Mrs. Hutchinson
Nydia Westman
Mrs. Cobb
George Chandler
Judge Harley Nast
Robert Cornthwaite
Lawyer Springer
Jim Begg
Deputy Herkie (as James Begg)
Sandra Gould
Loretta Pine
James Millhollin
Mr. Milo Maxwell
Cliff Norton
Charlie, the Bailiff
Ellen Corby
Miss Neva Tremaine
Jim Boles
Billy Ray Fox
Phil Arnold
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Rand Barker
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jimmy Bracken
Running Kid at Picnic (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Ceil Cabot
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Jack Carol
Minor Role (uncredited)
Al Checco
Gaylord Patie (uncredited)
Cashier (uncredited)
Herbie Faye
Man in Diner (uncredited)
Lillian Field
Edna June Weems (uncredited)
Joan Granville
Waitress (uncredited)
Everett Greenbaum
Man Saying 'Attaboy Luther' (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Hines
The Rotarian at Picnic (uncredited)
Bern Hoffman
J.T. Ballinger (uncredited)
Adair Jameson
Eileen (uncredited)
Roy Johnson
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Keller
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Lee Krieger
Charlie - Process Server (uncredited)
Florence Lake
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Gerry Lock
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Love
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery
Man at Mail Box (uncredited)
Burt Mustin
Mr. Deligondo (uncredited)
Ralph Neff
Minor Role (uncredited)
Eddie Quillan
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Joe Quinn
Spectator (uncredited)
Teddy Quinn
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel
Minor Role (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle
Juror (uncredited)
Maxine Semon
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Hal Smith
Calver Weems (uncredited)
Hope Summers
Susanna Blush (uncredited)
Ruth Thom
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Margaret Wheeler
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Dick Wilson
Bandmaster (uncredited)
Did you know?
The car Luther Heggs drives is an Edsel, a short lived marque of the Ford Corporation named after Henry Ford's son, Edsel Ford.
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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.
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According to Don Knotts' autobiography, the off-screen voice yelling, "Attaboy, Luther!" belongs to screenwriter Everett Greenbaum.
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When Judge Harley Nast and other members go up into the organ loft, the judge carries a red lantern, which he places on the player's bench of the organ. Later everybody leaves, yet nobody picks up the red lantern and takes it away. Later still, Luther returns to the organ loft: no red lantern is seen, but now the loft is lighted by candles in a candelabra.
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Outside the boarding house, Luther is talking to Alma Parker, who is sitting in her convertible. In the background, the lawn sprinkler in the yard across the street changes position between shots.
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One of Alma's fork tines is broken off then it is back on.
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Luther Heggs: That's right, karate... made my whole body a weapon.
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Springer: Your full name, sir?
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Mrs. Cobb: [while describing the blood-stained keys on the piano] And they used Bon Ami!
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Photos from cast
J. Edward McKinley Joan Staley