GenreComedy, Horror ProductionParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 1967 (1967-07) WriterNathaniel Benchley (novel), Ben Starr CastSid Caesar (Ben Powell), Vera Miles (Kate Powell), Barry Gordon (Steve Powell), John McGiver (Uncle George), Cass Daley (Felicity Twitchell), Ricky Cordell (Miles Thorpe) Similar moviesRelated William Castle movies
TaglineA couple and their teenage son rent a haunted New England seaside house, and their summer vacation turns into a ghost-hunt.
The spirit is willing 1967
The Spirit Is Willing is a 1967 American horror/comedy film directed by William Castle and written by Ben Starr. The film stars Sid Caesar, Vera Miles, Barry Gordon, John McGiver, Cass Daley, Ricky Cordell and Mary Wickes. The film was released in July 1967, by Paramount Pictures.
Ben (Sid Caesar) and Kate Powell (Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea where their son Steve (Barry Gordon) cops the blame for mayhem caused by the pranks of three mischievous ghosts.
Sid Caesar as Ben Powell
Vera Miles as Kate Powell
Barry Gordon as Steve Powell
John McGiver as Uncle George
Cass Daley as Felicity Twitchell
Ricky Cordell as Miles Thorpe
Mary Wickes as Gloria Tritt
Jesse White as Fess Dorple
Robert Donner as Ebenezer Twitchell
Mickey Deems as Rabbit Warren
Nestor Paiva as Felicity's Father
Doodles Weaver as Booper Mellish
Jay C. Flippen as Mother
Jill Townsend as Jenny Pruitt / Priscilla Weems / Carol Weems