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The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  July 1967 (USA)
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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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Fess Dorple
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Felicity's Father
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Booper Mellish
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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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The first picture to face the biggest problem of our time: the sex life of ghosts! See more »

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a funny movie to see
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young girl, and would love to see it again. I really believe people would like this movie.At a young age i remember it as being humorous,who would not, three ghosts keeping a troubled teen boy in trouble with his parents, he gets blamed for all their pranks.from flour battles, to sinking his uncles boat I wish it would be released on DVD. I,d love to see if i'd like it as much as i remember. My husband and I saw it on our first date,and it has stayed with me all these years. Its the only movie that has done that. I looked for it over the years, but could never find it.I was disappointed that it had not been released.To anyone who reads this i believe is a must see.


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