The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

72 mins | Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Mystery | Oct. 27, 1939

Ten years after the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, his will is to be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell. Organized by Norman's lawyer, Crosby, the six meet at Norman's eerie New Orleans Gothic mansion. During the reading, the superstitious housekeeper declares that someone will be dead by midnight. Wally fears for Joyce when she is declared the sole inheritor, but all are alarmed when Crosby turns up dead.

The Cat and the Canary

72 mins | Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Mystery | Oct. 27, 1939

The Cat and the Canary
Ten years after the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, his will is to be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell. Organized by Norman's lawyer, Crosby, the six meet at Norman's eerie New Orleans Gothic mansion. During the reading, the superstitious housekeeper declares that someone will be dead by midnight. Wally fears for Joyce when she is declared the sole inheritor, but all are alarmed when Crosby turns up dead.
IMDb rating 7.2
Producers Paramount
Original title The Cat and the Canary
Directors Elliott Nugent
Writers John Willard, Walter DeLeon, Lynn Starling

Cast

Bob Hope

as Wally Campbell

Paulette Goddard

as Joyce Norman

John Beal

as Fred Blythe

Douglass Montgomery

as Charles Wilder

Gale Sondergaard

as Miss Lu

Elizabeth Patterson

as Aunt Susan Tilbury

George Zucco

as Mr. Crosby, lawyer

Nydia Westman

as Cicily

John Wray

as Hendricks, guard

George Regas

as Indian guide

William Abbey

as 'The Cat'

Milton Kibbee

as Photographer

Charles Lane

as Reporter

Frank Melton

as Reporter

Nick Thompson

as Indian Guide

Chief Thundercloud

as Indian Guide