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The Cat Burglar (1961)

| Drama | July 1961 (USA)
A burglar steals a briefcase. Unknown to him, it contains a valuable secret formula. So he has the police on his trail--plus the owner of the formula and a ruthless spy...

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Jack Hogan ...
Jack Coley
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Nan Baker
John Baer ...
Alan Sheridan
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Reed Taylor
Will J. White ...
Leo Joseph (as Will White)
Gene Roth ...
Pete
Bruno VeSota ...
Muskie
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Mrs. Prattle
Tommy Ivo ...
Willie Prattle
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A burglar steals a briefcase. Unknown to him, it contains a valuable secret formula. So he has the police on his trail--plus the owner of the formula and a ruthless spy...

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Surprisingly Entertaining
9 October 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this film from 1961 as directed by William Witney on the Trio Channel. It's a quick paced film that according to the folks here at IMDB has a 65 minute run time. Trio put it in a 90 minute slot with a lot of commercials so that time seems about right. Anyway, I got a total kick out of the movie which featured a cool 60's "beatnik" type soundtrack and had a fella by the name of Jack Hogan in the lead. Fans of the 60's TV series COMBAT! will recognize Jack as the BAR toting William G. Kirby. A fun flick that I wouldn't mind seeing on DVD down the road and a very big favorite of Quentin Tarantino's. He's a big William Witney fan and he always thought the film was lost but Trio found it and also aired the trailer for the film afterwards. Good stuff.


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