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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 S.O.S., the F.B.I. 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 »
6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Henderson
Richard Deacon ... Drive-in-Mgr.
Iris Adrian ... Landlady Mrs. Tabin
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 F.B.I. The F.B.I. tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbors also get into the act. Written by Rob Brown <robbrown@tibalt.supernet.ab.ca>

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They're all tangled up with a Siamese secret agent...and wherever he turns up it's A RIOT OF FUN! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The tracking transmitter collar that the F.B.I. Agent puts around the neck of D.C. is shown in a close-up with all of the electronic components exposed. There is one diode, two resistors, two capacitors, and one wire coil. The device as shown could never actually transmit anything, because there's no active transmitting components on the circuit board, such as transistors. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Mitchell, (Grayson Hall's role), took off her watch to scratch HELP on the back, (then put around D. C.'s neck) the metal on the back of her wristwatch is almost as weak as aluminum foil, too easy to make a mark with a knife blade, in ten seconds of "H-E~". See more »

Quotes

Zeke Kelso: [looking under Ingrid Mershall's bed] That
[sneeze]
Zeke Kelso: cat!
[after first evening of following DC, DC lead the four agents, Spires, Graham, Kelly & Cahill back to the Randall's home]
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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 First Viewing: That Darn Cat (2019) 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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You probably had to be there.
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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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