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That Darn Cat! (1965) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dean Jones, Hayley Mills, Roddy MacDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Frank Gorshin, Ed Wynn

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While doing a job, bank robbers kidnap a clerk and keep her prisoner when they go into hiding. The clerk puts her wristwatch with a distress signal scratched on its back around the neck of a wandering Siamese cat. When the cat's owner, teenage Patti Randall (Mills) finds the watch, her overactive imagination hits on the truth for once and the FBI gets called in. Agent Zeke Kelso (Jones) has the unusual task of following the cat on its rounds about the neighborhood in the hope that it will lead the authorities to the bank robbers and their captive before they dispose of her -- and he's allergic to cats! MacDowall, Lanchester, and William Demarest play various eccentric neighbors, Wynn does a cameo as a watch jeweler, and Gorshin plays one of the bad guys, who project a fair amount of menace in this otherwise hilarious movie, one of the best Disney live-action features from the Sixties. (A weak remake of this movie came out in 1997 starring Christina Ricci.)
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   cat Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   rescuing from kidnappers Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from kidnapper(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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