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The Cat Creeps (1930)

Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Writers:

John Willard (play), William Hurlbut (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Helen Twelvetrees ... Annabelle West
Raymond Hackett ... Paul
Neil Hamilton ... Charles Wilder
Lilyan Tashman ... Cicily
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Patterson
Montagu Love ... Hendricks
Lawrence Grant ... Crosby
Theodore von Eltz ... Harry Blythe
Blanche Friderici ... Mam' Pleasant (as Blanche Frederici)
Elizabeth Patterson ... Susan
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Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

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Is this girl the "cat" or is she the "canary"? (print ad) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fasornas natt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Universal studio boss Carl Laemmle thought the Spanish version to be superior to and spookier than the Rupert Julian-directed English language version. See more »

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Featured in Universal Horror (1998) See more »

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MISSING UNIVERSAL HORROR FILM
7 May 2004 | by PATRICK1962See all my reviews

I don't know why the previous reviewer was so hard on a film he's never seen! THE CAT CREEPS is a "lost" film. To the best of my knowledge, it has never been seen since it's original release in late 1930. The film is worthy of rediscovery for several reasons, including:

A) It has a great cast...one of the best of any film released in 1930;

B) The film was directed by Rupert (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) Julian;

C) It could be considered the first Universal sound horror film, predating DRACULA by 3 months;

D) Cast members Lilyan Tashman and Blanche Friderici co-starred the following year in a wonderful mystery-horror film, MURDER BY THE CLOCK;

E) Star Helen Twelvetrees was a popular early talkie actress...she, along with Constance Bennett, Nancy Carroll, Mae Clarke, Ann Harding, Billie Dove, et al, typified the early sound era;

I hope this title is rediscovered. Paging Kino Video......


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