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The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

A house cat sees her mistress murdered by two servants under orders from her husband , and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Director:

John Gilling

Writer:

George Baxt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
André Morell ... Walter Venable (as Andre Morell)
Barbara Shelley ... Beth Venable
William Lucas ... Jacob Venable
Freda Jackson ... Clara, the Maid
Conrad Phillips ... Michael Latimer
Richard Warner ... Edgar Venable
Vanda Godsell ... Louise Venable
Alan Wheatley ... Inspector Rowles
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Andrew, the Butler
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... The Grandfather
Catherine Lacey ... Ella Venable
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A house cat sees her mistress murdered by two servants under orders from her husband , and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

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The only witness to MURDER! See more »


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Trivia

The cat's trainer is a man by the name of John Holmes. This must have been frustrating for the Svengoolie writing staff as the joke pretty much writes itself, yet they know the network would never allow it to air. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew the Butler is trying to lure the cat from behind a statue and then later when Beth Venable is approaching the cat on a staircase a string, presumably to control the cat, is visible. See more »

Quotes

Walter Venable: The cat won't come near me... she knows. You'll have to get her.
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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Killer Cat
21 March 2021 | by PickleManiaSee all my reviews

The Shadow of the Cat is very British, quite interesting, and dreadfully delightful, as the British might say. I felt sorry and was rooting for the cat and I'm not even a cat person. The lovely Barbara Shelley (yes, we're quite familiar with her in the States) was the highlight of the film and as usual she shines above the rest. What a pity she died earlier this year, especially since her death was caused by the covid virus.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

BHP, Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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