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That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 2 December 1965 (USA)
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy... See full summary »

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A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act. Written by Rob Brown <robbrown@tibalt.supernet.ab.ca>

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They'll crack this case by a whisker. See more »


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At the drive-in theatre, ticket-taker Burton was ordered to chase DC away by the drive-in manager. Burton's chase of DC ended when he fell in a Volkswagen with an open top which held two manikins, one dressed as a male and the other one dressed as a female. See more »

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When Dan draws his pistol and prepares to threaten Ms. Miller after she lets out D.C., the camera cuts away from Dan, and we hear the "ka-CHUNK" sound of the pistol's slide being racked to chamber a round; however, when Dan subsequently approaches her, the pistol's hammer isn't cocked. If Dan had racked the slide, the hammer should be cocked unless he had manually decocked it when the camera cut away, which seems like a highly unlikely thing to do while threatening someone. See more »

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Ingrid Randall: Can you imagine his wife? Mrs. Zeke Kelso... sounds like something that got caught in a clothes dryer.
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Crazy Credits

The bull-dog that chased D. C., during the Opening Credits, after its neck gets trapped between fence boards the extremely angry bull-dog barks three times, once for each word of the movie title. After each bark, a word appears, [1st bark: THAT 2nd bark: DARN 3rd bark: CAT!] all in capital letters & an exclamation point, along with CAT, as CAT!. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Infernal Rapist (2014) See more »

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That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
[Played both during the opening title/credits, and leading into "the End" card]
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Disney Should Make More Films Like This
28 May 2002 | by (Cambridge) – See all my reviews

My main problem with Disney now is their live-action films. Although their animated features are miles ahead of every other company's (yes, they are), they seem to have forgotten to add the same quality to their live-action movies. Disney, give us more movies like "That Darn Cat!" (the remake never happened for me) "The Princess Diaries" was very good, in my opinion, but it's nowhere on the level of this movie. Like someone else said, this film doesn't talk down to children; it spurts big, clever words like "conspicuous" and doesn't care whether the kids will get it or not. This film is clever, fast and amazingly funny. In fact, I'm shocked it only got a measly 6 out of 10 here. It deserves much, much more.


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