The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Directed by Alan Rafkin. US. 1966. G. 90 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sat., October 31, 2015
“Spooky enough for a child to enjoy, but with a gooey, caramel-coated heart at the center of it, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a delightful Halloween treat for the young and young at heart. Small-town typesetter, Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) is desperate to become a reporter. The opportunity to achieve his dream is presented when Luther is asked to spend a night in the haunted Simmons mansion. A night of mysterious noises and organ playing causes Luther to write the story of a lifetime. But when the mansion’s new owner seeks a retraction, and Luther’s job, the local yokel will have to prove the house is truly haunted.” (Kristen Lopez, Journeys in Classic Film)