The Cat and the Canary

Film
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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