MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 488 this week

That Darn Cat! (1965)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 3,585 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 13 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as The Gordons) , (screenplay) (as The Gordons) , 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "That Darn Cat!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: That Darn Cat! (1965)

That Darn Cat! (1965) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of That Darn Cat!.

User Polls

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, who's marriage has yet to be consummated.

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills
Gypsy Girl (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.

Director: John Mills
Stars: Hayley Mills, Ian McShane, Annette Crosbie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Director: Ida Lupino
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird
Tiger Bay (1959)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Young lovers find themselves placed at odds with each other, after reigniting a fued between their families over a valuable diamond mine.

Director: Dirk de Villiers
Stars: Hayley Mills, David McCallum, Jon Cypher
Documentary | Animation | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Miss Poly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion. While in India her Aunt's demise leaves her alone to persue her freedom and explore an arms ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Hayley Mills, Trevor Howard, Shashi Kapoor
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Dan
...
...
...
Richard Eastham ...
...
Tom Lowell ...
...
Iris Adrian ...
...
Don Dorrell ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

With the clue around his neck and the F.B.I. on his tail ...he's the world's first Siamese secret agent! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un gato del F.B.I.  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Patti, said "Darn Cat" once, as she first met Zeke Kelso. Iggy slowly said movie title, "that darn cat!", as he was in progress of being arrested. 'Bobby Darin (I)' sang "Darn Cat" 10 times in 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

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 »

Quotes

Patti Randall: Watch the crumbs, will you fellas?
Canoe Henderson: [Canoe then immitated Patti, to DC] Pass the word, watch the crumbs.
[Canoe then sweept the crumbs under the couch, and wiped his hands off, on the Randall's drapes]
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why is this movie so overlooked? Darth_Chocolate
Funniest scenes. C-Cat
the cat? classic_comedy1
Elsa Lanchester... DarinSinatra
Widescreen DVD please!!! indyjones1979
anyone know where I can get the lyrics to the title song? filiki
Discuss That Darn Cat! (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page