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The Cat and the Canary (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Horror | 1979 (UK)
A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

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Complete credited cast:
... Susan Sillsby
... Paul Jones
... Hendricks
... Allison Crosby
... Cicily Young
... Mrs. Pleasant
... Annabelle West
... Dr. Harry Blythe
... Charlie Wilder
... Cyrus West (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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When an elderly man dies, some of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. When it is read by his attorney, the old man lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. As a result, his will is structured in such a way as to set up a dogfight between his potential heirs as to who will collect his fortune. Written by Alfred Jingle

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For God's sake, stay in your rooms and lock the doors!

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In an interview Bob Hope said that this was one of his favorite films because, for once, his character got to be a hero and not a coward. See more »

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After Hendricks is shot fatally three times by Paul, he is still breathing. See more »

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Cyrus West: Good evening, leeches. Take your places. As you know, I am Cyrus West. Now first of all, let me tell you, you're all a bunch of bastards. I know, I know the people you came from. They're all a bunch of bastards. Yes, your fathers, your mothers, your uncles, your aunts, your nephews, your nieces, your sons, your daughters, not to mention a cartload of cousins. All a bunch of bastards except, of course, Mew Mew, and perhaps one or two others.
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The best horror
5 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the best horrors I have seen. No supernatural creatures, but only night-haunted atmosphere. Old manor in England, many of the passages, secret passages, white sheets in unused rooms, secret torture room and refined legacy ... What more to wish!


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