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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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cat | fbi | hostage | kidnapping | bank robbery | See more »

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They'll crack this case by a whisker. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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2 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Un gato del F.B.I.  »

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DC's 2 initial name is mentioned 42 times total in this 1965 movie, 37 times by Patti Randall, 3 times by Zeke Kelso, 1 time by Ingrid Randall, while reading newspaper, morning after Zeke Kelso & FBI found the two criminals and apprehended them. The first time was (and only time) was by Canoe, while waiting for the evening surf weather. Patricia Randall once told FBI agent, Zeke Kelso that DC stands for Darn Cat, inside the FBI station. See more »

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After Cahill accidentally walked into some empty tin cans, that made a loud noise, this scares DC. DC quickly runs away to hide, below a fence. Then DC is up at the top of the same fence-line, not holding on to it by the claws, inside its paws, DC was lifted up to the fence-line, by someone. See more »

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Patti Randall: Canoe, this is just a wild idea, but has it occurred to you that there might be more to life than just surfing and eating?
Canoe Henderson: Like what?
Patti Randall: Forget it, I just realized I was talking to myself.
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That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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One of the better Disney family comedies from the '60s...
30 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Siamese cat not only has the title role, he steals the film! The silly plot involves a couple of bumbling bank robbers (FRANK GORSHIN is one of them), who kidnap a woman from the bank who's able to signal for help by putting her wrist watch around the cat's neck. The cat belongs to HAYLEY MILLS, who picks up on the signal and then must convince the FBI to help her (and her cat) find the robbers in time to save the woman. DEAN JONES is the earnest but bumbling FBI man who decides to help Hayley.

All of the incidents surrounding the cat are deftly handled with a great deal of humor. ELSA LANCHESTER and WILLIAM DEMAREST are funny as snooping neighbors and RODDY McDOWALL and ED WYNN have some good moments too. But it's HAYLEY MILLS at her most appealing and "that darn cat" that really steal the show. The cat "DC" is simply amazingly natural and perhaps the most convincing member of the cast.

Summing up: One of the better Disney comedies during the '60s.


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