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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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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) »

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They're all tangled up with a Siamese secret agent...and wherever he turns up it's A RIOT OF FUN! See more »


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Un gato del F.B.I.  »

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$28,062,222 (USA)
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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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", from the Gordon's novel, "Undercover Cat", that this movie was created from. See more »

Goofs

After FBI Agent, Zeke Kelso got D. C.'s paw prints, D. C. should still have ink on his feet. However, D. C. doesn't leave any paw prints on the laundry hamper he steps on before D. C. jumps out the window, escaping. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Miller: I wouldn't make a break. I wouldn't do it. I wouldn't.
[Margaret Miller then holds her hands together, for mercy]
Dan: Okay. But I've got friends. I've got ten little lead-nosed friends in here, and they all run faster than you do, Moms.
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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 »

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Referenced in Cold Chains, Hard Hearts and Bloody Hands (2016) 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]
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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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