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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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Patti, said "Darn Cat" once, when she first met FBI agent, Zeke Kelso and brought Margaret Miller's wristwatch, to the FBI. Iggy slowly said the movie title, "that darn cat!", as he was in progress of being arrested. 'Bobby Darin' musically sang "darn cat" 10 times in the introductory song and sang 'darn' once in the closing song. Bobby Darin sang "darn" 11 times total, in the opening and closing songs and "Darn Cat" was said or sang 12 times total. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Mitchell, (Grayson Hall's role), took off her watch to scratch HELP on the back, (then put around D. C.'s neck) the metal on the back of her wristwatch is almost as weak as aluminum foil, too easy to make a mark with a knife blade, in ten seconds of "H-E~". See more »

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Patti Randall: [Patti, to FBI Supervisor Newton, while he is at the Marshall's house one evening, speaking of DC] He's really diabolically clever.
[DC are initials of Darn Cat! and Diabolically Clever!]
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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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