The Cat and the Canary

A remake of Paul Leni's 1927 Old Dark House classic, this was Hope's first really big success. The tale of a group of characters gathered for a reading of a will, with spooky goings-on galore, it's a perfect vehicle for Hope's bluff, cowardly persona. Predictable, but surprisingly atmospheric (Sondergaard helps no end) and often very funny.

Release details

Duration: 72 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Elliott Nugent
Screenwriter: Walter de Leon, Lynn Starling
Cast: Bob Hope
Paulette Goddard
Gale Sondergaard
John Beal
Douglass Montgomery
George Zucco
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