Movie of the Week 31
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 1966 comedy mystery
Availlable for streaming on Prime Video
This is a cornball classic that presents a funny and nostalgic picture of small town life in America in the 1960s. Don Knotts, as newspaper man Luther Heggs, is the star in a cast loaded with familiar 60s TV sitcom actors. The screwball comedy works well with Don’s style of humor. I loved the spooky haunted house scenes, and Luther’s speech at the town picnic is Comedy Gold ("let me clarify this"). Playboy model Joan Staley portrays Knott's love interest, Alma, but there's really not much hot on-screen chemistry between the two. Does that surprise you? So bad; it’s good.
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