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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Luther Heggs (Don Knotts), a wannabe journalist, gets the whole town into a flap after he spends the night in the creepy old Simmons' home -- until some level headed skeptics question his credibility. Now, to prove he's not just a chicken, the henpecked man must solve the mystery of the haunted house. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 20 Jan 1966
Video Release: 01 Sep 2003
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Overall: B
A nervous newspaper typesetter (Don Knotts) agrees to stay in a haunted house in order to have a chance at writing a real front-page story. Spooky scares and slapstick antics pervade this silly tale of an unsolved murder.

Violence: B-
Man is hit with a fence post and presumed dead. Many characters scream when they are scared. Slapstick antics include bumbling, minor injuries, and reckless driving. Characters are threatened by karate moves, and gardening sheers. Tale of murder and suicide is told. Blood is shown on a portrait and on the keys of an organ. Some characters use verbal threats and coercion. Woman used as hostage. Characters scuffle.

Sexual Content: A-
Male characters are overly attentive to some female character’s attire. Embarrassment follows after the mention of “bosoms.” Kisses are exchanged between male and female characters.

Language: A
Mild name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
A character is portrayed as chronically inebriated.

Miscellaneous Concerns:
A character is often mocked and laughed at by others. S0xE9ances, physic powers and the occult are mentioned; believers in such phenomena are depicted as silly.

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