The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Release Date: Nov 10, 1939 Limited
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 331
The classic "old dark house" motif is given sterling treatment in this second filmed version of the hit play. Bob Hope's status as a star was assured with his role as Wallie Campbell, the cowardly protector of Joyce Norman (Paulette Goddard), who must spend one night in the eerie mansion of her late, eccentric, millionaire uncle. If she can make it through the night without losing her mind, Joyce stands to inherit her uncle's entire fortune. Of course, all the other potential heirs now have a
Nov 10, 1939 Limited
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While it's not as stylistically impressive as the 1927 Paul Leni silent, it's probably an all around more successful film.
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