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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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DC's 2 initial name was said 42 times total in the 1965 movie, 37 times by Patti Randall, 3 times by FBI agent, Zeke Kelso, 1 time by Ingrid Randall, while reading newspaper, morning after Zeke Kelso & FBI found the two criminals and apprehended them. The very first (and only time) was by Canoe, while waiting for the evening surf weather. Patricia Randall once told FBI agent, Zeke Kelso that DC stands for Darn Cat, inside the FBI station. Kidnapped bankteller, Margaret Miller put her wristwatch around DC's neck, the previous evening and Patty discovered it, as she was feeding DC & feeling around his neck, to slowly stroke or scratch DC's neck. 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 »

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Patti Randall: [Patti just discovered Margaret Miller's wristwatch, around DC's neck] D.C.'s wearing a wristwatch.
Ingrid Randall: What's the matter? Well, well, what will that sweet innocent cat be bringing home next? The Hope Diamond, I imagine.
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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 The Cinema Snob: A Talking Cat!?! (2016) 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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Not bad for a Disney comedy
26 February 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – 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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