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Release Date:
10 November 1930 (USA) 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

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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 »
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Featured in Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (V)See more »


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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Horror, unmitigated, 28 December 2010
Author: minstrel3 ( from United States

I was 7 when I saw it. I am now three days into 86 and I can still internalize -- vividly -- all of the scary parts, scene by scene and shot by shot. And after seeing it, I wouldn't go to bed with the lights off for months. Also, for many years I was not allowed to see, among others, "The Invisible Man," "Frankentein," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "Dracula."

I didn't mind.

But I do mind that the film is lost and has been for years. I've been trying to find it so I could see it and exorcize it.

Plus one other thing: They didn't do Parent Guides in 1930, but wouldn't you think it might not be such a great idea to send your seven-year-old to see a movie called "The Cat Creeps"?

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