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That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 2 December 1965 (USA)
After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.



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Richard Eastham ...
Don Dorrell ...


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 | bank robbery | sister | See All (40) »


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 »


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2 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Un gato del F.B.I.  »


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Did You Know?


In the French-dubbed version, D.C.'s name is "P.V.", which means from french translation "Petit Voyou": Little Delinquent. Which would put another apparent name: Delinquent Cat. See more »


The FBI agent takes a paw print off the mark on his forehead, not directly from DC. This would reverse the print. See more »


Patti Randall: [Canoe was knocking on Patti's front door, while Zeke was being pawprinting DC] Oh, Canoe!
Zeke Kelso: [Zeke Kelso then thought Patti asked "Can you"? after hearing Patti say Canoe's name] Can I what?
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Crazy Credits

The bull-dog that chased D. C., during the Opening Credits, after its neck gets trapped between fence boards the extremely angry bull-dog barks three times, once for each word of the movie title. After each bark, a word appears, [1st bark: THAT 2nd bark: DARN 3rd bark: CAT!] all in capital letters & an exclamation point, along with CAT, as CAT!. See more »


Referenced in That Darn Punk (2001) See more »


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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Not bad for a Disney comedy
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is probably about as good as the Disney comedies of the 50's and 60's get. I think one reason it works is that it doesn't exist in that goody-two-shoes world where many Disney films of the past took place. The crooks in this film are nasty guys, they steal, kidnap, and nearly beat and kill their female hostage. Not that that's a good thing, but it's certainly uncharacteristic for a Disney film. The script is also well written, the dialogue is, for the most part, believable. It does get a little too long toward the end though.

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