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The Cat Creeps (1946)

Approved | | Mystery | 17 May 1946 (USA)
A black cat is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of a elderly murdered woman.

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A black cat is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of a elderly murdered woman.

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Top-billed Noah Beery Jr. plays a character named Pidge Laurie,whose nickname is "Flash" (because he's a news photographer). In real life, the actor's nickname really was Pidge. His father, Noah Sr., passed away in 1946. See more »

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Silly, but swift-moving and atmospheric!
26 January 2003 | by (NYC & Cherry Grove) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the lowest budgeted films on that old "Low-budget-list" that film-buffs mentally keep track of.

It's a spooky-house murder mystery, with some sturdy studio character actors.

The victim dies early in the film, (twice, no less). A strange woman appears to tell the group that's spending the night in this house, that the dead woman's spirit lives on in her cat --a black cat, of course. The strange woman hints that the cat, or rather the spirit in the cat, will reveal the killer.

The story is ludicrous, with dialog to match, but everyone chases one another around the place, and there's enough shootin' and spookin' going on to make this film delightful late-night fare.

Like "The Cat and the Canary", this story takes place in a gloomy old home that can only be reached by boat. Also like "Canary", all the action takes place during the course of one night, with the killer revealed by sunrise. However, the similarity between the two films ends there.

This film is short and it's fast. It's dumb and it's fun.

I enjoy this sort of nonsense, and have watched my copy of "The Cat Creeps" several times over the years.-- Because I love ALL spooky-house B-movie murder-mysteries, anyway, I couldn't bring myself to rate this film any lower than 7.


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