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Though overlong even for a Hayley Mills vehicle, That Darn Cat is an expert blend of laughs and suspense. The eponymous feline is D.C., a Siamese belonging to sisters Hayley Mills and Dorothy Provine. One evening, D.C. comes flouncing home with a lady's wristwatch attached to her neck. The watch contains an unfinished plea for help scribbled on its back, written by Grayson Hall, a bank teller held captive in a neighboring house by robbers Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin. Mills and Provine contact the FBI, who send agent Dean Jones (who's allergic to cats) to investigate. In their efforts to locate and rescue Hall and capture the crooks, Jones and the two sisters embark upon a series of slapstick misadventures involving an unending stream of top character actors. The highlight is a lengthy sequence at the drive-in movie theatre managed by ulcerated Richard Deacon. That Darn Cat is based on Undercover Cat, a somewhat more serious suspense novel by The Gordons. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Hayley Mills
as Patti Randall
Dean Jones
as Zeke Kelso
Dorothy Provine
as Ingrid Randall
Roddy McDowall
as Gregory Benson
Neville Brand
as Dan
Elsa Lanchester
as Mrs. MacDougall
William Demarest
as Mr. MacDougall
Frank Gorshin
as Iggy
Grayson Hall
as Margaret Miller
Ed Wynn
as Mr. Hofstedder
Tom Lowell
as Canoe
Richard Deacon
as Drive-in Manager
Iris Adrian
as Landlady
Don Dorrell
as Spires
Gene Blakely
as Cahill
Karl Held
as Kelly
Ben Lessy
as Candy Man

Crew

Robert Stevenson
Director
Bill Walsh
Producer
Ron Miller
Producer
Mildred Gordon
Book Author
Mildred Gordon
Screenwriter
Bill Walsh
Screenwriter
Edward Colman
Cinematographer
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
Richard M. Sherman
Songwriter
Cotton Warburton
Editor
William Tuntke
Art Director
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Emile Kuri
Set Designer
Eustace Lycett
Special Effects
Pat McNalley
Makeup
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