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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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Follow that cat... as a sassy, Siamese secret agent leads the F.B.I. through WALT DISNEY'S MOST HILARIOUS COMEDY! See more »


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2 December 1965 (USA)  »

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First Walt Disney film of Dean Jones, who went on to star in numerous Disney projects through the 1970s. See more »


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Patti Randall: [Inkie is Patti's nickname to Ingrid] Have a nice day, at the office, Inkie.
Ingrid Randall: Patti, you've got that terrible "butter-won't-melt-in-your-mouth" expression. I know what's going on, in your tiny little mind and I absolutely forbid it.
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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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Not bad for a Disney comedy
26 February 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

This is probably about as good as the Disney comedies of the 50's and 60's get. I think one reason it works is that it doesn't exist in that goody-two-shoes world where many Disney films of the past took place. The crooks in this film are nasty guys, they steal, kidnap, and nearly beat and kill their female hostage. Not that that's a good thing, but it's certainly uncharacteristic for a Disney film. The script is also well written, the dialogue is, for the most part, believable. It does get a little too long toward the end though.

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