The Cat and the Canary1939

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The Cat and the Canary
Directed by:
Elliott Nugent

Starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery, Gale Sondergaard and Elizabeth Patterson, "The Cat and the Canary" (also known as "Fantasma di mezzanotte, Il", "Erbschaft um Mitternacht", "Testament des Dr. Norman, Das") is a Comedy/Family/Horror/Mystery/Thriller film directed by Elliott Nugent, released in the USA on November 10 of 1939.

Who is the director of "The Cat and the Canary":

The Cat and the Canary was directed by Elliott Nugent, an American director, actor, and writer.

Before making The Cat and the Canary, Elliott Nugent had directed Never Say Die, released in 1939, Professor Beware (1938), Splendor (1935), Enter Madame (1935), She Loves Me Not (1934), and Life Begins (1932). Since, he directed Nothing But the Truth, released in 1941, The Male Animal (1942), Up in Arms (1944), My Favorite Brunette (1947), The Great Gatsby (1949), and My Outlaw Brother (1951).

When was "The Cat and the Canary" released:

The Cat and the Canary was initially released on Friday, November 10, 1939, in the United States. Another film released on Friday, November 10, 1939 is Allegheny Uprising (dir. William A. Seiter). This was eighty (80) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, October 16, 1946 in France; Sunday, July 04, 1954 in Germany and on Wednesday, August 22, 1945 in Italy.

What is the cast of "The Cat and the Canary":

At the casting of The Cat and the Canary we find Bob Hope, previously seen in Some Like It Hot (1939) and Never Say Die (1939); Paulette Goddard (The Women (1939), The Young in Heart (1938)); John Beal (The Great Commandment (1939), Port of Seven Seas (1938)) [ more... ]

  • Bob Hope, Gale Sondergaard and George Zucco also worked together in My Favorite Blonde, released in 1942.
  • George Zucco and Gale Sondergaard also appeared together in Lord Jeff, released in 1938.
  • Bob Hope and George Zucco also worked together in Where There's Life, released in 1947.
  • Paulette Goddard and Bob Hope have both also be seen in Variety Girl, released in 1947.

What is the Storyline of "The Cat and the Canary":

Cyrus Norman was a millionaire who lived in the Louisiana bayous with his mistress Miss Lu (Sondergaard). Norman died ten years before the film's opening scene, in which a Native American man (Regas) paddles Mr. Crosby (Zucco), the executor of Norman's estate, through alligator-infested waters to Norman's isolated mansion, where his will is to be read at midnight. At the mansion, Crosby meets Miss Lu, who lives there with a large black cat. When he removes the will from a safe, he discovers that someone [...]

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