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The Cat Creature (1973)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 11 December 1973
When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local ... See full summary »

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Curtis Harrington

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Robert Bloch (teleplay), Douglas S. Cramer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Meredith Baxter ... Rena Carter
David Hedison ... Prof. Roger Edmonds
Gale Sondergaard ... Hester Black
John Carradine ... The Hotel Clerk
Renne Jarrett ... Sherry Hastings
Keye Luke ... The Thief - Joe Sung
Kent Smith ... Frank Lucas
Stuart Whitman ... Lt. Marco
Milton Parsons ... The Deputy Coroner
Peter Lorre Jr. Peter Lorre Jr. ... The Pawnbroker
John Abbott ... Dr. Reinhart
Virgil Frye ... Donovan
William Sims William Sims ... Bert
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When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local University to help with the investigation, which is taking a more serious turn as people connected with the case are killed by wounds that seem to be from a housecat. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Horror

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Katzengöttin See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Aired as an installment of ABC's The Wide World of Mystery (1973) on Feb. 7, 1975. See more »

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Great Story!....(Despite Any Inconsistencies)
17 October 2005 | by riverheadestelleSee all my reviews

This was another ABC television movie. Great modern take on the old Egyptian mummy curse idea. When the movie opens, the appraiser is going through the late millionaire's collection of Egyptian artefacts, some of which might have been smuggled. We are left to assume that the collector simply died from natural causes. We don't see the collector in the movie at all. We're given a quick overview of why the appraiser is there and that's it.

The murders don't start until a thief steals the heavy gold amulet from around the mummy's neck, if you remember. Said mummy was a priestess from the cult of Bast, the cat goddess, and the amulet was meant to imprison the spirit of the priestess.

Elements of the old detective story are blended with the supernatural in this tale. We are kept guessing until the very end as to the identity of the mysterious killer.

Great special effects in the scene when David Hedison finally has the showdown with the cat creature!


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