The Cat and the Canary (1927)
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Release Date: Sep 9, 1927 Limited
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Frank Willard's barn-storming stage melodrama Cat and the Canary was filmed four times over a fifty-year period. This silent 1927 version stars Laura LaPlante as one of several potential heirs to a huge fortune. Brought to a foreboding mansion on the 20th anniversary of their eccentric benefactor's death, the heirs must sit in silence as the lawyer (Tully Marshall) recites the terms of the will. The legacy hinges upon three sealed letters, each to be opened at a strategic point in the evening.
Sep 9, 1927 Limited
Nov 13, 1998
Laura La Plante
Roger Crosby the Law...
Arthur Edmund Carewe
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Not exactly a horror film, at least by any strict definition. But it is a great deal of fun.
Stylishly well-executed old-fashioned horror-suspense thriller that's laced with a macabre humor.
Transposing the expressionist panache of Weimar cinema, Leni responded with one of the most influential classics of the Hollywood horror genre.
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