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The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

A house cat sees her mistress murdered by two servants under orders from her husband , and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

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John Gilling

Writer:

George Baxt
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Cast

Cast overview:
André Morell ... Walter Venable
Barbara Shelley ... Beth Venable
William Lucas ... Jacob Venable
Freda Jackson ... Clara, the Maid
Conrad Phillips ... Michael Latimer
Richard Warner ... Edgar Venable
Vanda Godsell ... Louise Venable
Alan Wheatley ... Inspector Rowles
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Andrew, the Butler
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... The Grandfather
Catherine Lacey ... Ella Venable
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A house cat sees her mistress murdered by two servants under orders from her husband , and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

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The only witness to MURDER! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra del gato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BHP, Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Andre Morell played the title character in the 1958 TV series of Quatermass and the Pit - Barbara Shelley was one of the main characters in the 1967 film version (aka Five Million Years to Earth). See more »

Quotes

Beth Venable: You mean to tell me that an ordinary domestic cat is terrorizing three grown-ups?
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Entertaining
27 December 2019 | by ebeckstr-1See all my reviews

While working from a script requiring more suspension of disbelief than the plot can easily sustain, and wrought with some leaps of logic, an entertaining movie nonetheless. This UK Gothic thriller takes place around 1900. Its greatest strengths are sincere, solid acting on the part of everyone, a brisk pace, and comfortable reliance on effective, familiar genre conventions. A fun viewing for fans of UK thrillers and horror flicks (although definitely of the former genre, not the latter), or of Barbara Shelley or Andre Morrell.


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