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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

Cast overview:
André Morell ... Walter Venable
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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Was it supernatural force or psychotic compulsion . . . that drove five maddened murderers to destroy themselves ? See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra del gato See more »

Company Credits

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BHP, Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

Andre Morell played the title character in the 1958 TV series of Quatermass and the Pit - Barbara Shelley was one of the main characters in the 1967 film version (aka Five Million Years to Earth). See more »

Quotes

Walter Venable: The cat won't come near me... she knows. You'll have to get her.
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Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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I Taw I Taw A Putty Tat
7 March 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Filmmakers have long faced a dilemma as to how to make benign domestic pets and unferocious animals look malevolent.Short sharp close ups and doom laden music ,mickey mousing are 2 ways of doing it.both are tried by the director,the redoubtable John Gilling.However even he cant make this feline look ferocious.Maybe he should have hired a Twetie Pie double.However this doesn't affect the entertainment to be had as a number of venerable actors make themselves go silly trying to look as if they are truly worried about the pesky canine.It is in fact the sort of film where you scream with laugh rather than fear.It is worth viewing if for no other reason.


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