That Darn Cat! (1965)

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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... 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 <>

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With the clue around his neck and the F.B.I. on his tail ...he's the world's first Siamese secret agent! See more »


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Three celebrity names were mentioned once, two by Supervisor Newton. Newton mentioned Mack Sennett and Chester Conklin, the morning after the first evening, when Kelso had 4 agents, Spires, Graham, Kelly and Cahill followed DC. Two days later, (the morning before kidnapped bank-teller, Margaret Miller was rescued) jeweler Hofstedder mentioned private investigator, Eliot Ness's name. See more »


When kidnapped bank teller Margaret Miller is begging with the crooks not to kill her, Grayson Hall calls Frank Gorshin's character, Iggy, by the name of Neville Brand's character, Dan. See more »


[speaking in Old English, to 4 FBI agents: Spires, Graham, Graham & Cahill, as Kelso is informing them that DC is a cat that may trail the two criminals]
Zeke Kelso: Whither he goest, you will go.
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Crazy Credits

The dog that chased D. C., during the Opening Credits, after its neck is trapped between fence boards that angry dog barks three times, once for each word of the movie title. After each bark, a word appears, of [THAT DARN CAT!] all in capital letters. See more »


Referenced in Phineas and Ferb: Tour De Ferb (2011) See more »


That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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well worth watching
19 December 2001 | by (newton, kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie is well worth watching for the entire family (some might take offense at the title). The cast is wonderful with Dean Jones as always bringing the house down with his suberb acting and dialouge. It is pure slapstick all the way through and you don't get tired of it either. Haley Mills also does a good job although her acting here would probably not get her any rewards. Most animal movies I don't care for because they all do ridiculous things and can get away with it only because they are an animal. Not here. The producers used the cat in a way that made it very enjoyable to watch. All in all, this movie is well worth watching because of its suberb acting and its storyline.

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