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The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary(1939)

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Brief Synopsis

An attorney tries to protect the sole heir to a millionaire┬┐s creepy estate.

Cast & Crew

Elliott Nugent Director
Bob Hope Wally Campbell
Paulette Goddard Joyce Norman
John Beal Fred Blythe
George Zucco Lawyer Crosby
John Wray Hendricks
George Regas Indian guide
Charles Lane First reporter
Frank Melton Second reporter

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1939 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  72 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,642    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Creepy & Funny...what more could you want...

    Jay 2014-11-05

    The Cat and the Canary along with The Ghost Breakers and The Smiling Ghost are my three favorite movies of the scary-comedy genre...Hope, as always,... MORE>

  • Goddard and Hope sparkle

    Ron Kerrigan 2012-01-16

    A warm-up to the even funnier "Ghost Breakers" the following year, this is a well-made movie full of great one-liners and chills. Cast is... MORE>

  • The Cat and The Canary.

    Warner Williams 2011-07-14

    I saw this film as a child and was so scared my father had to take me out of the theater. As a result I never saw the ending of this film. I have hoped... MORE>