Eager to capitalize on the huge success of TV's The Andy Griffith Show, Universal cast Don Knotts in this Mayberry-esque ghost story/murder mystery that charmed audiences even as it provided genuine thrills. Poor typesetter Luther Heggs (Knotts) wants to be a reporter, and agrees to spend the night in an abandoned mansion where, 20 years earlier, a series of brutal murders occurred. But when he reports about the mysterious goings-on, will the town believe him? Penned by some of the best Andy Griffith screenwriters, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken proved to be an enormous success that has inexplicably been somewhat forgotten in the ensuing years. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!
35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.