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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.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Gordon Gordon (screenplay) (as The Gordons), Mildred Gordon (screenplay) (as The Gordons) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Patti Randall
Dean Jones ... Zeke Kelso
Dorothy Provine ... Ingrid Randall
Roddy McDowall ... Gregory Benson
Neville Brand ... Dan
Elsa Lanchester ... Mrs. MacDougall
William Demarest ... Mr. MacDougall
Frank Gorshin ... Iggy
Richard Eastham ... Supervisor Newton
Grayson Hall ... Margaret Miller
Tom Lowell ... Canoe
Richard Deacon ... Drive-in-Mgr.
Iris Adrian ... Landlady
Liam Sullivan ... Graham
Don Dorrell Don Dorrell ... Spires
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Storyline

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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With the clue around his neck and the F.B.I. on his tail ...he's the world's first Siamese secret agent! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Darn Cat See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,062,222
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

When Iggy first thinks that he and Dan stole $250,000 from the bank. Dan told him the amount is $160,000. Iggy then went to their gagged bankteller, Margaret Miller and ask her. After asking if it is $250,000, she shook her head no. Iggy then asked if it was $200,000 she shook her head no again. Then, when he asked, if it was $160,000, then she nodded her head yes. [Iggy threatened to hit Margaret Miller with a right hook, but Dan stopped him]. The amounts of Iggy first two guesses decreased each 20%, exactly. 80% of $250,000 is $200,000 & 80% of $200,000 is $160,000. See more »

Goofs

The FBI agent takes a paw print off the mark on his forehead, not directly from DC. This would reverse the print. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur MacDougall(Mr. MacDougall): Good night, old woman, I can't hear a word you're saying, but whatever it is, I disagree with you one hundred percent!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Infernal Rapist (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

That Darn Cat!
Sung by Bobby Darin
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Played during both the opening title/credits and leading into "The End" card
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Remembered as a fun caper flick...
14 July 2004 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

Saw this about '74 or so, it was great. Loved the garage door gags, the cats, Elsa and William, the two gals are fine, Hayley Mills especially. Dean Jones had to have been in about 100 Disney things back then, this was def. one of his better roles.

You also have to like what they did w/ the baddies, Neville Brand and The Riddler. They work well together and do a fine job w. the mix of comedy and real malice towards their captive.

The cat was a funny part, i remember them trying to 'paw print' him and them winding up plastering poor Dean Jones head to foot w/ the cat's inky paw prints.

Say what you will, Disney doesn't make things like this anymore and that is our loss.

*** outta **** it's fun.


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