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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 »

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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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A wild, way-out chase led by the world's first Siamese secret agent! See more »


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When Iggy first thinks that he and Dan stole $250,000 from the bank. Dan told him the amount is $160,000. Iggy then went to their gagged bankteller, Margaret Miller and ask her. After asking if it is $250,000, she shook her head no. Iggy then asked if it was $200,000 she shook her head no again. Then, when he asked, if it was $160,000, then she nodded her head yes. [Iggy threatened to hit Margaret Miller with a right hook, but Dan stopped him]. The amounts of Iggy first two guesses decreased 20% & 1/5 as a fraction. 80% & 4/5 of $250,000 is $200,000. 80% & 4/5 of $200,000 is $160,000. Iggy's first guess of $250,000 that was 100% (5/5) of what his first guess. Iggy's second guess: $200,000 is 4/5 of $250,000. $160,000 is 4/5 of $200,000. The fraction of the correct amount $160,000 is 16/25 = 4/5 x 4/5 & 64% = 80% x 80%, of Iggy's first guess. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, [0:19:30 to 0:20:45 (75 seconds)], after D. C. pulled down Gregory Benson's duck from the string, you can see the fishing line that was used to pull down the duck. See more »

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Patti Randall: [Patty is inside Hofstedder's Jewelry Store, just before she called the FBI as 'Daphne Hofstedder' with accented voice] Now, I know you very well, and you're a sweet man and you would never forgive yourself if something terrible happened to Margaret Miller, and it could. I can just see it in the newspaper headlines "Mister Hofstedder, He Could Have Saved Her".
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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 »

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Referenced in M*A*S*H: That Darn Kid (1982) See more »

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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]
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Slick, smoothly-done laugh-getter
23 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sleuthing in suburbia--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 (Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin) are also perfect, threatening but not overbearing, with just enough menace to make the kidnapped woman's predicament a little scary. I also loved the wacky next-door neighbors (Elsa Lanchester and William Demarest), Hayley's surfer-boyfriend named Canoe (Tom Lowell), and befuddled Ed Wynn as a jewelry salesman. Simply put, a wonderful modern-day caper for parents and kids which puts the remake with Christina Ricci to shame. ***1/2 from ****


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