The Ghost and Mr. Chicken parents guide

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Overall B

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.

Release date January 20, 1966

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use B+

Why is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Not Rated

Run Time: 90 minutes

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken rated Not Rated? The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is directed by and stars Don Knotts, Joan Staley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Ghost and Mr. Chicken movie is September 1, 2003. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 2 September 2003

Scare up some Halloween fun with the DVD release of The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. The audio track is available in English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), and subtitles are provided in Spanish and French.

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Scooby-Doo is another silly tale of ghost hunting. Movies dabbling in supernatural themes include, Harry Potter, The Others and Hound of the Baskervilles.