The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4, Episode 2

The Ghost of A. Chantz (30 Sep. 1964)

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After a mix up by Mel for reservations at a lodge, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy are forced to spend a frightening night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumored to be haunted.


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Episode cast overview:
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Maurice Brenner ...
Mr. Little
Milton Parsons ...


Alan has invited Mel, Rob, Laura, Buddy and Sally to a fishing lodge for a working weekend. With Alan and Mel settled in their rooms, the other four arrive to find there are no rooms for them since Mel forgot to book them. The lodge is completely full, but the desk clerk does offer them a secluded cabin that has not been used in three years. The last occupant of that cabin, the wealthy Amos Chantz, disappeared without a trace. Legend has it that Amos haunts it. On the girls' behalf, Rob and Buddy decide to take the cabin. Though slightly scared of the legend, they don't want either Laura or Sally to learn about the haunting story, but the legend may be difficult to hide when strange things start happening all around them once they're inside. Though scared, they decide to stay until a sudden storm passes, but "the ghost" may have other things on his mind as, one by one, the cabin inhabitants start disappearing, leaving the last of the four to deal with the ghost of Amos Chantz on his ... Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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30 September 1964 (USA)  »

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A. stands for Amos, in A. Chantz. The name was spoken once, in the first five-minute scene. See more »


Mr. Little: There are no reservations. No rooms.
Melvin 'Mel' Cooley: Well, that's impossible.
Robert 'Rob' Petrie: That's what we've been telling him. Look, Mr. Cooley called and made reservations. Right, Mel?
Melvin 'Mel' Cooley: That's right. I...
[realizes that he forgot and holds his forehead]
Maurice B. 'Buddy' Sorrell: The Hairless Phantom strikes again.
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References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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