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That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  2 December 1965 (USA)
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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 <robbrown@tibalt.supernet.ab.ca>

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It takes a Siamese secret agent to unravel the PURR-fect crime! See more »

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First Walt Disney film of Dean Jones. He became a perennial favorite of the studio throughout the balance of the last half of the 1960's decade and a majority of the 1970's decade. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, [0:19:30 to 0:20:45 (75 seconds)], after D. C. pulled down Gregory Benson's duck from the string, you can see the fishing line that was used to pull down the duck. See more »

Quotes

Ingrid Randall: You'll do nothing. You'll get Tom Swift, or whoever that is, and his electric scoreboard, or whatever that thing is, out of my room or I'm going to call the police.
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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 »


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That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Surprisingly good!
2 November 2003 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of watching this as a child, but I thought my memories might be too rosy, so my expectations were not high as I got ready to re-watch this film. However, it was surprisingly entertaining throughout, except near the end, where I agree that the scene showing everybody trailing everybody else went on a little too long. You can tell the plot was taken from a novel - there are several funny lines, there is more telling detail, the bad guys are convincingly threatening (as others have said), and the characters are more three-dimensional than usual for a 1960s "family" movie. The teenage heroine (played by Hayley Mills) is resourceful and actually has a steady boyfriend(!), though of course she never kisses him, even at the drive-in! I also like the actress who plays the hostage - she *looks* like an older woman who might actually work at a bank - not like a Hollywood glamour girl! I haven't seen the 1997(?) remake, but I suspect it isn't as good as the original. All in all, an enjoyable movie for a Saturday night at home!


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