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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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A wild, way-out chase led by the world's first Siamese secret agent! See more »


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L'espion aux pattes de velours  »

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The number, to F. B. I. Supervisor Newton's office is 626-0025. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kipp MacDougall(Mrs. MacDougall): [to the policemen that just brought her home] You might as well wait for me.
[much louder voice]
Kipp MacDougall(Mrs. MacDougall): I'm going into the house to murder someone!
Kipp MacDougall(Mrs. MacDougall): [as she starts to walk to the house] Oh, Wilbur, don't try to hide. Come out and take your medicine like a man. Wilbur!
[when Wilbur MacDougall, heard Kipp's voice and threatening remark, he quickly grabbed his hat and ran away out the back door to avoid being seen by Kipp. Then the movie closing credits begin]
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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 »


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That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Remembered as a fun caper flick...
14 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this about '74 or so, it was great. Loved the garage door gags, the cats, Elsa and William, the two gals are fine, Hayley Mills especially. Dean Jones had to have been in about 100 Disney things back then, this was def. one of his better roles.

You also have to like what they did w/ the baddies, Neville Brand and The Riddler. They work well together and do a fine job w. the mix of comedy and real malice towards their captive.

The cat was a funny part, i remember them trying to 'paw print' him and them winding up plastering poor Dean Jones head to foot w/ the cat's inky paw prints.

Say what you will, Disney doesn't make things like this anymore and that is our loss.

*** outta **** it's fun.




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