Why is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken rated Not Rated?
Official MPAA Rating: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is rated Not Rated for
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.
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.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
A character is portrayed as chronically inebriated.
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.