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The Cat and the Canary (1939)

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72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.
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Writers
Walter DeLeon (screenplay) | Lynn Starling (screenplay) | John Willard (based on the stage play by)
Composer
Ernst Toch (as Dr. Ernst Toch)
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Updated Oct 27, 1939

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Nov 10, 1939 (United States)

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Paulette Goddard
Joyce Norman Joyce Norman   See fewer
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John Beal
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Douglass Montgomery
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Gale Sondergaard
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Elizabeth Patterson
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Nydia Westman
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George Zucco
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John Wray
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George Regas
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Frank Melton
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7.2 / 10 | 2,352 votes