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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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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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a comdey horror which touches the funny bone.
18 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recall this film when I was a child and wondered why it has never been shown on TV. Is there a site I can access it to view again does anyone know? has there recently been a remake did someone say? I recall laughing a lot at it and have often wondered why it has not been released for general view again. it was a funny film and spooky funnies are good. I have hazy memories of it but I think it was rather slapstick and in a lovely New England setting. of course, it might have contained things which today we consider sexist, I can't recall, but some of the comments imply the content may be a little suspect. However, as a child I enjoyed it.


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