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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Details


Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) is a typesetter at a newspaper who longs for a chance to be a reporter. Editor Beckett (Dick Sargent) gives Luther his big break and assigns him to spend the night in a house generally considered to be haunted. The situation allows a broad canvas for Knotts to react to sight gags with the special brand of eye-popping nervousness that made him a star. Former Playboy Bunny Joan Staley plays the pretty girlfriend of star reporter Ollie Skip Homeier. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:May 1, 1966


Don Knotts
as Luther Heggs
Liam Redmond
as Kelsey
Dick Sargent
as George Beckett
Skip Homeier
as Ollie
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Maxwell
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Miller
Philip Ober
as Simmons
Harry Hickox
as Police Chief Fuller
Jesslyn Fax
as Mrs. Hutchinson
Nydia Westman
as Mrs. Cobb
George Chandler
as Judge
Robert Cornthwaite
as Springer
Sandra Gould
as Loretta Pine
Cliff Norton
as Bailiff
Ellen Corby
as Miss Tremaine
Jim Boles
as Billy Ray
Jim Begg
as Herkie
Eddie Quillan
as Elevator Operator
Hal Smith
as Calver Weems
Hope Summers
as Suzanna Blush
Charles Lane
as Whitlow
Burt Mustin
as Boarder at Mrs. Maxwell's
Charles Lane
as Whitlow
Hal Smith
as Calver Weems
Jim Begg
as Herkie
Eddie Quillan
as Elevator Operator
Hope Summers
as Suzanna Blush


Alan Rafkin
Edward J. Montagne Jr.
Everett Greenbaum
Jim Fritzell
William Margulies
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Oliver Emert
Set Designer
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
Phil Bowles
First Assistant Director
Bud Westmore