Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.


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Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

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Girls! You'd Better Hang On to the Boy Friend's Arm...for here is the weirdest, most mysterious and icily thrilling picture of this year, last year, and all the years! Its drama will rip down all of your poise and and test your bravery...laughs turn into shrieks...and shrieks into laughs...it's a wow! See more »


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10 November 1930 (USA)  »

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Meia Noite em Ponto  »

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The 4 Sound Discs for the film survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »


Version of Katten och kanariefågeln (1961) See more »

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7 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why the previous reviewer was so hard on a film he's never seen! THE CAT CREEPS is a "lost" film. To the best of my knowledge, it has never been seen since it's original release in late 1930. The film is worthy of rediscovery for several reasons, including:

A) It has a great cast...one of the best of any film released in 1930;

B) The film was directed by Rupert (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) Julian;

C) It could be considered the first Universal sound horror film, predating DRACULA by 3 months;

D) Cast members Lilyan Tashman and Blanche Friderici co-starred the following year in a wonderful mystery-horror film, MURDER BY THE CLOCK;

E) Star Helen Twelvetrees was a popular early talkie actress...she, along with Constance Bennett, Nancy Carroll, Mae Clarke, Ann Harding, Billie Dove, et al, typified the early sound era;

I hope this title is rediscovered. Paging Kino Video......

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