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The Cat Creeps (1946)

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

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Erle C. Kenton

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Edward Dein (screenplay), Jerry Warner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Noah Beery Jr. ... Pidge 'Flash' Laurie
Lois Collier ... Gay Elliot
Paul Kelly ... Ken Grady
Frederick Brady ... Terry Nichols (as Fred Brady)
Douglass Dumbrille ... Tom McGalvey
Rose Hobart ... Connie Palmer
Jonathan Hale ... Walter Elliot
Iris Lancaster ... Kyra Goran (as Iris Clive)
Vera Lewis ... Cora Williams
William B. Davidson ... James Walsh (as William Davidson)
Arthur Loft ... Sampler - Publisher
Jerry Jerome Jerry Jerome ... Politch - Reporter
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A black cat is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of a elderly murdered woman.

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It'll SCARE the YELL out of you! See more »

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kauhujen saari See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Universal Pictures was one of the few major studios that did not own a theater chain. Consequently, it had a long history of interesting marketing tactics (see Carl Laemmle) to sell it's films to independent theaters. In the B-picture horror genre, it would often release films as part of a double bill. This film was originally released in the spring of 1946 with She-Wolf of London (1946). See more »

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Give This Mystery A SECOND LOOK.
8 November 2019 | by tcchelseySee all my reviews

THE CAT CREEPS over the years has gotten a bum rap that it did not deserve. It has an all too familiar plot, sure, but it also has a darn good cast of character actors who are fun to watch, particularly Noah Beery, Jr. And exactly what is he up to when he peeks out of a room, rope in one hand and the "mystery women" in the background??? It has its moments, all about the search for missing loot in a creepy old house, this time on a deserted island. One by one the cast of characters are bumped off, one falling head first on to a pitch fork, all the while a black cat slinks around in the background. Its a good Universal time killer, pardon the pun, the kind of second bill stuff the studio churned out in the 40s and its worth a second look, if not for sentimental reasons, for all us big kids who saw it on the Late Late Show a long time ago.


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