The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Elliott Nugent
Language: English | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 74mn
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Ten years have passed since the death of millionaire, Cyrus Norman. Cosby, Cyrus’ attorney, has gathered Cyrus’ 6 remaining relatives to his New Orleans’ mansion for Cyrus'”reading of the will”. To the others disappointment, Joyce is the sole heir, but, due to a streak of insanity running in the family, a second will has been made in case Joyce falls victim to it. This puts Joyce in danger. Suddenly, Miss Lu, Cyrus’ maid, appears and warns them that the spirits have told her that one of them will die that night. Following this, Hendrick, a prison guard, warns them that, “The Cat”, a homicidal maniac has escaped. This sets up Cyrus’ relatives with a night filled with murders, mysteries and intrigue.
By far the best version of this fun mystery that easily surpasses the 1979 remake. Succeeds as both comedy and mystery and is also one of Bob Hope’s best roles, before being caught up in all the road films.