The Cat Creeps (1946)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  17 May 1946 (USA)
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A black cat is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of a elderly murdered woman.



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Complete credited cast:
Pidge 'Flash' Laurie
Lois Collier ...
Gay Elliot
Paul Kelly ...
Ken Grady
Frederick Brady ...
Terry Nichols (as Fred Brady)
Tom McGalvey
Connie Palmer
Jonathan Hale ...
Walter Elliot
Iris Clive ...
Kyra Goran
Vera Lewis ...
Cora Williams
William B. Davidson ...
James Walsh (as William Davidson)
Arthur Loft ...
Sampler - Publisher
Jerry Jerome ...
Politch - Reporter


A black cat is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of a elderly murdered woman.

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A THRILL a Minute...A SHIVER a Second...As An Unseen KILLER Stalks Thru the Night! See more »




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17 May 1946 (USA)  »

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Kauhujen saari  »

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1.37 : 1
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Silly, but swift-moving and atmospheric!
26 January 2003 | by (NYC & Cherry Grove) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the lowest budgeted films on that old "Low-budget-list" that film-buffs mentally keep track of.

It's a spooky-house murder mystery, with some sturdy studio character actors.

The victim dies early in the film, (twice, no less). A strange woman appears to tell the group that's spending the night in this house, that the dead woman's spirit lives on in her cat --a black cat, of course. The strange woman hints that the cat, or rather the spirit in the cat, will reveal the killer.

The story is ludicrous, with dialog to match, but everyone chases one another around the place, and there's enough shootin' and spookin' going on to make this film delightful late-night fare.

Like "The Cat and the Canary", this story takes place in a gloomy old home that can only be reached by boat. Also like "Canary", all the action takes place during the course of one night, with the killer revealed by sunrise. However, the similarity between the two films ends there.

This film is short and it's fast. It's dumb and it's fun.

I enjoy this sort of nonsense, and have watched my copy of "The Cat Creeps" several times over the years.-- Because I love ALL spooky-house B-movie murder-mysteries, anyway, I couldn't bring myself to rate this film any lower than 7.

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