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That Darn Cat! (1965)

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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It takes a Siamese secret agent to unravel the PURR-fect crime! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,062,222
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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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

After FBI Agent, Zeke Kelso got D. C.'s paw prints, D. C. should still have ink on his feet. However, D. C. doesn't leave any paw prints on the laundry hamper he steps on before D. C. jumps out the window, escaping. See more »

Quotes

Dan: 40,000 pads in this town and you gotta to pick one over a human radar set! Not only that, shes got a sister visiting who don't sleep good 'cause she's the head roach at the state birdhouse!
[raises voice]
Dan: Nice?
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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 M*A*S*H: That Darn Kid (1982) 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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24 April 1999 | by Film DogSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies I saw in the theater as a kid. Simply put, it was hilarious. Maybe it was mob mentality, but virtually EVERYONE in the entire place was laughing uncontrollably throughout the entire film. We're talking a real side-splitter here, folks. I have never laughed so hard at a movie before or since, with the possible exception of another Disney film, "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961) which I also saw in a theater.

So what makes a good film, anyhow? Fantastic acting? Great plot? Beautiful cinematography? Superb directing? Babes? Well, you can't say it had any of those things. But it DID set out to do what it attempted to do, which was: make people laugh. A lot. And that makes it, in my opinion, a pretty darn good movie.


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