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Luther Heggs aspires to be a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that... See more »

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Luther Heggs
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Alma Parker
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Kelsey
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George Beckett
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Ollie Weaver
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Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
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Mrs. Natalie Miller
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Nicholas Simmons (as Phil Ober)
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Police Chief Art Fuller
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Lawyer Whitlow
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Mrs. Hutchinson
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Mrs. Cobb
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Judge Harley Nast
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Lawyer Springer
Jim Begg ...
Deputy Herkie (as James Begg)
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Loretta Pine
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Mr. Milo Maxwell
Cliff Norton ...
Charlie, the Bailiff
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Miss Neva Tremaine
Jim Boles ...
Billy Ray Fox
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gordon Armitage ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
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Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Rand Barker ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jimmy Bracken ...
Running Kid at Picnic (uncredited)
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Diner Customer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Ceil Cabot ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Jack Carol ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Al Checco ...
Gaylord Patie (uncredited)
Ellaraino ...
Cashier (uncredited)
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Man in Diner (uncredited)
Lillian Field ...
Edna June Weems (uncredited)
Joan Granville ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Everett Greenbaum ...
Man Saying 'Attaboy Luther' (uncredited) (voice)
Harry Hines ...
The Rotarian at Picnic (uncredited)
Bern Hoffman ...
J.T. Ballinger (uncredited)
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Observer On Street (uncredited)
Adair Jameson ...
Eileen (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Roy Johnson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Freda Jones ...
Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Dorothy Keller ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
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Charlie - Process Server (uncredited)
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Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Gerry Lock ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Love ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
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Mayor Carlyle Preston (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
Man at Mail Box (uncredited)
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Mr. Deligondo (uncredited)
Ralph Neff ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Joe Quinn ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Teddy Quinn ...
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
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Woman In Bank (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ...
Juror (uncredited)
Maxine Semon ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
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Calver Weems (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
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Susanna Blush (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Diner Customer (uncredited)
Ruth Thom ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
Margaret Wheeler ...
Occult Clubwoman (uncredited)
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Bandmaster (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rafkin

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James Fritzell ... ()
 
Everett Greenbaum ... ()
 
Andy Griffith ... () (uncredited)

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Edward Montagne ... producer (as Edward J. Mantagne)

Music by

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Vic Mizzy

Cinematography by

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William Margulies

Film Editing by

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Sam E. Waxman

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen
George C. Webb ... (as George Webb)

Set Decoration by

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Oliver Emert
John McCarthy Jr. ... (as John McCarthy)

Costume Design by

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Rosemary Odell

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Wes Thompson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Bowles ... assistant director

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Earl Crain Sr. ... sound (as Earl N. Crain)
Waldon O. Watson ... sound

Stunts

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Jerry Brutsche ... stunt double (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Luther Heggs aspires to be a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that 20 years before was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but because the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel planning to tear the mansion down. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey, they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines G-G-GUARANTEED! YOU'LL BE SCARED UNTIL YOU LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY! (original theatrical poster - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • El fantasma y Mr. Gallina (Mexico)
  • 7 giorni di fifa (Italy)
  • To fantasma tou mavrou pyrgou (Greece)
  • O Fantasma e o Covarde (Brazil)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $700,000 (estimated)

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Trivia This film inspired a short-lived craze for yelling out "Attaboy, (name)" during speeches and other situations. This came from a running gag used in this film. See more »
Goofs When Luther is setting up his sleeping bag, it is obvious that the light from the flashlight is coming from off set. The light shines on his back when he is in front of the flashlight even though the flashlight is on level with his knees. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Games (1967). See more »
Soundtracks For He's a Jolly Good Fellow See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Man in audience: Atta boy, Luther!
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