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Release Date:
20 January 1966 (USA) See more »
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G-G-GUARANTEED! YOU'LL BE SCARED UNTIL YOU LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY! (original theatrical poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Knotts ... Luther Heggs

Joan Staley ... Alma Parker
Liam Redmond ... Kelsey

Dick Sargent ... George Beckett

Skip Homeier ... Ollie Weaver

Reta Shaw ... Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell

Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Natalie Miller

Philip Ober ... Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober)
Harry Hickox ... Police Chief Art Fuller

Charles Lane ... Lawyer Whitlow

Jesslyn Fax ... Mrs. Hutchinson

Nydia Westman ... Mrs. Cobb

George Chandler ... Judge Harley Nast

Robert Cornthwaite ... Lawyer Springer
Jim Begg ... Deputy Herkie (as James Begg)

Sandra Gould ... Loretta Pine
James Millhollin ... Mr. Milo Maxwell
Cliff Norton ... Charlie, the Bailiff

Ellen Corby ... Miss Neva Tremaine
Jim Boles ... Billy Ray Fox
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gordon Armitage ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Rand Barker ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jimmy Bracken ... Running Kid at Picnic (uncredited)

Lovyss Bradley ... Diner Customer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Ceil Cabot ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Alan Calm ... Observer On Street (uncredited)
Jack Carol ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Al Checco ... Gaylord Patie (uncredited)
Ellaraino ... Cashier (uncredited)

Herbie Faye ... Man in Diner (uncredited)
Lillian Field ... Edna June Weems (uncredited)
Joan Granville ... Waitress (uncredited)
Everett Greenbaum ... Man Saying 'Attaboy Luther' (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... The Rotarian at Picnic (uncredited)
Bern Hoffman ... J.T. Ballinger (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Observer On Street (uncredited)
Adair Jameson ... Eileen (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Roy Johnson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Freda Jones ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Dorothy Keller ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)

Lee Krieger ... Charlie - Process Server (uncredited)

Florence Lake ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Gerry Lock ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Love ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
J. Edward McKinley ... Mayor Carlyle Preston (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Man at Mail Box (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Mr. Deligondo (uncredited)
Ralph Neff ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Eddie Quillan ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Joe Quinn ... Spectator (uncredited)
Teddy Quinn ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Jean Ransome ... Woman In Bank (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Juror (uncredited)
Maxine Semon ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Calver Weems (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)

Hope Summers ... Susanna Blush (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Diner Customer (uncredited)
Ruth Thom ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Margaret Wheeler ... Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)

Dick Wilson ... Bandmaster (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rafkin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Fritzell 
Everett Greenbaum 
Andy Griffith  uncredited

Produced by
Edward Montagne .... producer (as Edward J. Mantagne)
 
Original Music by
Vic Mizzy 
 
Cinematography by
William Margulies 
 
Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
George C. Webb  (as George Webb)
 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert 
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Wes Thompson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (as Earl N. Crain)
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | UK:Uc | USA:G | USA:Approved (Certificate #21086)

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Trivia:
This film inspired a short-lived craze for yelling out "Attaboy, (name)" during speeches and other situations. This came from a running gag used in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: when he runs downstairs from the attic, the light from the flashlight shining on the wall doesn't match where he is pointing the actual flashlight.See more »
Quotes:
Luther Heggs:When you work with words, words are your work.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Greatest ever?, 11 January 2009
Author: david-barrett-1 from United States

I joke with my friends that "Citizen Kane" isn't the greatest film of all time, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" is. OK, maybe not THE greatest, but I loved it in 9th grade and I've loved it ever since (probably have seen it 10 times). As my observant godson noted, even the music is perfect for this kind of little movie. I think it's the best, by far, of Don Knotts' films. My favorite line is "And they used Bon Ami!" Out of curiosity, I've checked with a number of published guides to DVDs available for sales/rental and, to their credit, most of the authors of those books acknowledge that the film, however "minor," has humor and a good deal of charm, and that Knotts is at his best.

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