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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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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

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 D. C. jumped out of the window after being paw printed, Zeke Kelso applies the paper to his forehead. For one, the print on his forehead is crooked, but when you see it on the paper its perfectly straight. Also there was a second paw print right beside copied one, which should have left some kind of a mark on the paper. See more »

Quotes

Canoe Henderson: Oh, I don't know what's gotten into me, I'm all churned up inside!
Patti Randall: I'll tell you what. Why don't you go over to the snack-stand and get yourself a nice pizza. to settle your stomach.
Canoe Henderson: [whining tone] I don't feel like a pizza!
Patti Randall: Well, for Pete's sake, will you stop grumbling and watch the movie?
Canoe Henderson: [Canoe lost his temper] Oh, all these surfing pictures look alike!
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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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A Hoot!
18 October 2003 | by dowlicSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie in 30 years when my kids decided to rent it the other night! The cast is classic, from The Riddler(Batman), to Roddy McDowell, to Uncle Charlie(My Three Sons). And of course, Dean Jones and Haley Mills. It's one of those timeless, goofy Disney comedy classics that stands in a kitsch class of it's own! Ya gotta see it again!

YMMV if you're a tweener at this point (too mature for it's cornball silliness, and too young to be nostalgic!)


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