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The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | July 1967 (USA)
A couple and their teenage son rent a haunted New England seaside house, and their summer vacation turns into a ghost-hunt.

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Ben Powell
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Steve Powell
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Gloria Tritt
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Ebenezer Twitchell
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Booper Mellish
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Jill Townsend ...
Jenny Pruitt / Priscilla Weems / Carol Weems
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When Ben and Kate Powell (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea, their son Steve (Barry Gordon) gets blamed for the destruction caused by three unruly ghosts. Another of 'exploitation king' William Castle's supernatural films, this one is studded with familiar character actors including Harvey Lembeck, Mary Wickes, John McGiver, Doodles Weaver, Jesse White and John ("Gomez Addams") Astin. Written by alfiehitchie

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Loved it. Good comedy with a twist.
14 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 14 and couldn't remember the name of it till I found this site. It was a hilarious movie and I'd love to get the movie if it's available. The music from the movie has stuck in my head all of these years. A very catchy tune. I loved the way the ghosts would fight among themselves and the boy got the blame for all the damages that they were inflicting on the house. I was able to relate to what the teenage boy was feeling each time he got the blame. He was able to see the ghosts and could do nothing to stop it and no one would believe him. It is billed as Comedy/Horror, but I remember it being a good family comedy that I wouldn't hesitate to take my kids to see.


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