The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

ghost and mr chickenThe Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

two-stars

I don’t know how it happened, but I seem to have a disproportionate amount of Don Knotts movies on my computer. AND THEY’RE ALL EXACTLY THE SAME! Oh look, he’s nervous, ha ha now he dropped something he was holding, ow my sides. Fuck off, Don Knotts, and take your damn lazy Scooby-Doo plot of a movie with you you skinny dead dick.

Knotts is a newspaper reporter who stays a night in a haunted house to get a big scoop and to impress the girl he likes. It turns out it’s haunted, and he publishes an article to the effect. In response, the guy who owns the house sues for libel, and the rest of the movie is basically the trial and how much of a fraud legal justice is in the south wherever this thing is supposed to be taking place.

If you name your movie The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, it needs to have two things: a ghost, and a character named Mr. Chicken (or possibly some sort of well-to-do rooster). This film has neither as the ghost is just a hoax and Knott’s character’s name is Hegg or something. Also, if you supposedly have a haunted house, you might want to make the movie more about the haunted house than a trumped-up libel lawsuit? I dunno, that just seems to have more entertaining possibilities.

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