6.7/10
4,296
30 user 13 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as The Gordons), (screenplay) (as The Gordons) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

That Darn Cat (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

Director: Bob Spiers
Stars: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones
Family | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC. In the usually quiet coastal town of Aghios ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Pollyanna (1960)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn
Summer Magic (1963)
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
The Parent Trap II (TV Movie 1986)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim
The Love Bug (1968)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Dan
...
...
...
Richard Eastham ...
...
...
...
...
...
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:

Follow that cat... as a sassy, Siamese secret agent leads the F.B.I. through WALT DISNEY'S MOST HILARIOUS COMEDY! See more »


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

The Seal-Point Siamese cats who collectively play the role of DC in this film are all "traditional" Siamese, as opposed to their more streamlined contemporaries. Among fanciers of traditional Siamese, they're affectionately known as "Appleheads". 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

Mr. Hofstedder: [to Patty, after she entered his jewelry store & just before her call to resume the FBI's following DC that rescued Margaret Miller later that evening] Do I look like Eliot Ness?
Supervisor, Mr. Newton: I'm speaking for Mister Kelso, at 626 double-o 2 5.
[626-0025]
Supervisor, Mr. Newton: Did you make a call to this number, a few moments ago?
Mr. Hofstedder: [whispering to Patti, it's the FBI] Yes. Yes, that was us. She sold it, she's from Mexico. I'm Mr. Hofstedder. The wristband, my neice sold it, she's from Mexico.
[after the phone call ends]
Mr. Hofstedder: I wonder what ...
[...]
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 28 November 1965 (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
[Played both during the opening title/credits, and leading into "the End" card]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

well worth watching
19 December 2001 | by (newton, kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie is well worth watching for the entire family (some might take offense at the title). The cast is wonderful with Dean Jones as always bringing the house down with his suberb acting and dialouge. It is pure slapstick all the way through and you don't get tired of it either. Haley Mills also does a good job although her acting here would probably not get her any rewards. Most animal movies I don't care for because they all do ridiculous things and can get away with it only because they are an animal. Not here. The producers used the cat in a way that made it very enjoyable to watch. All in all, this movie is well worth watching because of its suberb acting and its storyline.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page