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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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They'll crack this case by a whisker. See more »


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$28,062,222 (USA)
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Trivia

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

When kidnapped bank teller Margaret Miller is begging with the crooks not to kill her, Grayson Hall calls Frank Gorshin's character, Iggy, by the name of Neville Brand's character, Dan. 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.
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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.
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Mr. Hofstedder: I wonder 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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Corpse Grinders (2011) 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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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.


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