The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary (1939)


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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.

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  • 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
  • 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
Camera Charles Lang Director of Photography
Editing Archie Marshek Editor
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Designer
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Writing John Willard Theatre Play
Sound Ernst Toch Original Music Composer
Art A.E. Freudeman Set Decoration
Directing Elliott Nugent Director
Art Robert Usher Art Direction
Production Arthur Hornblow Jr. Producer
Writing Walter DeLeon Screenplay
Writing Lynn Starling Screenplay
Sound Philip Wisdom Sound Recordist
Sound Richard Olson Sound Recordist