That Darn Cat! (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

That Darn Cat! (1965)

That Darn Cat! (1965)

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Though overlong even for a Hayley Mills vehicle, That Darn Cat is an expert blend of laughs and suspense. The eponymous feline is D.C., a Siamese belonging to sisters Hayley Mills and Dorothy Provine. One evening, D.C. comes flouncing home with a lady's wristwatch attached to her neck. The watch contains an unfinished plea for help scribbled on its back, written by Grayson Hall, a bank teller held captive in a neighboring house by robbers Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin. Mills and Provine contact the FBI, who send agent Dean Jones (who's allergic to cats) to investigate. In their efforts to locate and rescue Hall and capture the crooks, Jones and the two sisters embark upon a series of slapstick misadventures involving an unending stream of top character actors. The highlight is a lengthy sequence at the drive-in movie theatre managed by ulcerated Richard Deacon. That Darn Cat is based on Undercover Cat, a somewhat more serious suspense novel by The Gordons.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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Walt Disney Productions

Cast

Hayley Mills
as Patti Randall
Dorothy Provine
as Ingrid Randall
Dean Jones
as Agent Zeke Kelso
Roddy McDowall
as Gregory Benson
Elsa Lanchester
as Mrs. MacDougall
Tom Lowell
as Canoe
William Demarest
as MacDougall
Richard Eastham
as Supervisor Newton
Grayson Hall
as Margaret Miller
Ed Wynn
as Mr. Hofstedder
Richard Deacon
as Drive-in Manager
Iris Adrian
as Landlady
Liam Sullivan
as Graham
Don Dorrell
as Spires
Gene Blakely
as Cahill
Karl Held
as Kelly
Ben Lessy
as Candy Man
Larry J. Blake
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for That Darn Cat!

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Robert Stevenson directed, and it's one of Disney's more watchable live-action efforts.

Full Review… | March 10, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The two legged cast play second string to the marvellous moggie.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's an entertaining picture.

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Amusing but long romp for both adults and kids.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Silly, fun stuff, and perfect for kids.

Full Review… | March 10, 2009
TV Guide

Lightweight, forgettable family fun.

April 28, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for That Darn Cat!

Hayley Mills and Dean Jones star in this popular family favorite about a presumptuous cat that might hold the key to solving a kidnapping case. Even the crooks are more or less wholesome in this typical, if well done, Disney festival of sugar. It was better than I was willing to give it credit for being.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is such a fun movie! I loved the story and the great actors, and of course the cat! Much better than the 90s remake.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Oooooh man... I LOVED this movie when I was a kid! No way a remake could ever redo this clever little film centered around a very clever Siamese.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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