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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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The first picture to face the biggest problem of our time: the sex life of ghosts! 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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Remembering
5 January 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I remember loving this movie as a kid! I remembered it a time or two over the years in passing. No one I know could remember seeing. Tonight I was surfing and thought about John Astin being in some cowboy movie and that's what started my search on imdb. Then voila, I saw the Spirit is Willing Title, and it all came back to me. I ordered Evil Roy Slade from Amazon, but they don't have Spirit is Willing. They've got the vaguest movies, but not a kewl classic like this. I agree about the song being great. I WISH I COULD BUY THIS MOVIE!!!! I'd like for my kids to see it. If anyone knows how to get "The Spirit is Willing" please let me know.


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