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The Cat and the Canary (1939) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Elliott Nugent and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..

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Watching 1939: The Cat and the Canary (1939)

on Oct 25, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Cat and the Canary

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 31, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

The Cat and the Canary (1939), starring Douglass Montgomery, Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope, and John Beal, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered... Read full article


The Cat and the Canary (1939) with Bob Hope

By Greg Orypeck on Nov 5, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ? . . . NOT FAR FROM NEW ORLEANS, THERE STILL EXIST, IN STRANGE SOLITUDE, THE BAYOUS OF LOUISIANA . . . ? By various means, by rowboat, motorboat or rather inexplicably appearing at the front door, seven people arrive at a spooky old mansion among cypress and oak trees heavily draped wit... Read full article


Jewels Of The Public Domain Treasure Chest – The Cat And The Canary (1925)

By Michael on Oct 20, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I’ve mentioned before that quite a few years back I ran another blog, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest. In it I tried to spotlight some of the real jewels that can be found in the Public Domain. It’s been quite a while since I’ve actually updated the site, but ... Read full article


The Cat and the Canary (1939)

on Oct 20, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

There are a few actor blind spots I’ve sought to fill; during the July Five, it was Fred Astaire. With Halloween we’re seeing some hope, Bob Hope that is. This is the first of two Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard horror mysteries I’m watching in my 31 Days of Halloween and if my enjoyment... Read full article


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Cicily: Don't big empty houses scare you?
Wally Campbell: Not me, I used to be in vaudeville.


Wally Campbell: Wait. My mother brought me up never to be caught twice in the same lady's bedroom.


Wally Campbell: [Wiscracking to his stoic Indian guide] You seem like the jolly type, Clarence. D'yuh like jokes? You don't mind if I ramble on, do you? Keeps my mind off the malaria germs.


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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, that were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until several years later.
Miss Lu is the character that was named Mammy Plessant in the 1922 Broadway play and the 1927 film (The Cat and the Canary).
In the original Broadway play and the 1927 film, the dead man was named Cyrus West. In this version the dead man is named Cyrus Norman, possibly because Mae West was still making films at this time.
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