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John Willard (play) and
William Hurlbut (dialogue)
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Release Date:
10 November 1930 (USA) See more »
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's a wow! See more »
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Directed by
Rupert Julian 
John Willard 
Writing credits
John Willard (play "The Cat and the Canary")

William Hurlbut  dialogue
Gladys Lehman  dialogue
Gladys Lehman  scenario

Produced by
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
Cinematography by
Jerome Ash  (as Jerry Ash)
Hal Mohr 
Film Editing by
Maurice Pivar 
Costume Design by
Sound Department
C. Roy Hunter .... sound recording engineer
Edwin Wetzel .... sound recording engineer
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (MovieTone)

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This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (V)See more »


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44 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Author: PATRICK1962

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 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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