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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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Kate Powell
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Steve Powell
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Uncle George
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Felicity Twitchell
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Miles Thorpe
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Gloria Tritt
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Fess Dorple
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Ebenezer Twitchell
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Rabbit Warren
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Felicity's Father
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Booper Mellish
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Mother
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Jenny Pruitt / Priscilla Weems / Carol Weems
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Dr. Frieden
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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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Kiss-Hungry Girl Ghosts Looking for a Live Lover in a Haunted House of Mayhem. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Last film role for Nestor Paiva. See more »

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When Ben is in the bathroom preparing to go to bed the first night, he walks out wearing slippers, when he enters the bedroom he is bare foot. See more »

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Referenced in All the Way Down (1968) See more »

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Love to see it again
16 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would love to see this movie again, I saw it once as a kid, and have always wanted to see it again. I wonder how much my perception has changed since then. I fear that I might think it's horrible now, compared to my fond childhood memory of it. Why do I think so highly of this film? I don't even know. That may be a question in itself. All I know is, the film couldn't have been so bad that they wouldn't put it out on video or DVD, hell they've put everything else out. If anybody knows how I can see this film again please notify me. . It was very nice to read the other comments from other people who liked this film as well. Now, suddenly I don't feel so alone in the universe.

-Joe


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