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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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When Patti meets Mr. Kelso for the first time in his FBI office she says that her father named the cat. She says her father called the cat "something much worse" than "darn" but her mother wouldn't let them use that name. The inference is that Patti's father named the cat: "Damn". See more »

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At the drive-in, on Thursday evening, when D. C. is playing with the butterfly, for a brief moment you can see the fishing line holding it up, above D. C. See more »

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Canoe Henderson: [at Patti's front door, he suddenly hears a loud shriek of a man] What was that?
Patti Randall: What was what?
Canoe Henderson: That blood-curdling scream.
Patti Randall: Canoe, will you just go?
Canoe Henderson: Oh, I'm terribly sorry, I didn't realize I was butting in on a murder.
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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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Slick, smoothly-done laugh-getter
23 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sleuthing in suburbia--Walt Disney style--after a small town teller is kidnapped by two bank robbers. Not only does this comedy feature the least-objectionable performance by Dean Jones EVER, it also has Hayley Mills and Dorothy Provine as a wonderfully kooky pair of sisters AND a fantastic feline hero. This Siamese cat is just gorgeous, and it's a lot of fun watching the bumbling humans trying to tail him down alleys and city streets. The bad guys of the piece are also letter-perfect: threatening but not overbearing, just enough menace to make the kidnapped woman's scary predicament that much more real. I also loved the next door neighbors (a wacky Elsa Lanchester and William Demarest), Hayley's surfer-boyfriend named Canoe, and befuddled Ed Wynn as a jewelry salesman. Simply put, a wonderful modern-day caper for parents and kids. Puts the remake with Christina Ricci to shame. ***1/2 from ****


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