The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966) Turns 50.

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Makes me feel old to consider that the Don Knotts movie The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966) has turned 50 years old. I was too young to see it in its first run, but it was featured in a lot of Saturday morning kiddie matinees in the 70s — and I caught one of those. Then it made its way to TBS — where it seemed to be running every other Saturday afternoon. Which was fine by me.

This is one of those movies I can’t even begin to be objective about. Sitting down to watch it — the DVD gorgeously presents its Technicolor and Techniscope — is like sitting down with an old friend who happens to have stopped by. A very funny old friend.

It’s also one of the first movies my wife and I watched together. She’d never seen it —and we couldn’t have that, could we?



Filed under 1966, Don Knotts, Universal (-International)

2 responses to “The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966) Turns 50.

  1. Why, that’s silly. “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” cannot possibly be turning 50 because I saw it at the movies and that would mean that I am over 50. Wait. Ooops. Never mind.


  2. Similar to you, I wasn’t born during the ‘first run,’ but, with that said, I became an instant fan when I first saw it in the 70’s. Even now, my young daughter and I watch it every time it comes on. Seriously, who doesn’t love Don Knotts? Very nice post 🙂


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