That Darn Cat!


That Darn Cat!

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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.


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
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
Karl Held
as Kelly
Ben Lessy
as Candy Man
Larry J. Blake
as Police Officer
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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

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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

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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

Classic Disney Live-Action comedy thriller with Hayley Mills and her mischevious, going up against bank robbers and kidnappers. It's a hip groovy good time, which reflects the 60's well. Cat-lovers will adore it.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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