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The Cat and the Canary (1927)

The Cat and the Canary
7.3 Rating
(26 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Laura La Plante

Laura La Plante

Annabelle West
Creighton Hale

Creighton Hale

Paul Jones
Forrest Stanley

Forrest Stanley

Charles Wilder
Tully Marshall

Tully Marshall

Roger Crosby
Martha Mattox

Martha Mattox

Mammy Pleasant


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John Willard

John Willard

Robert F. Hill

Robert F. Hill

(adaptation)


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Enjoyable Silent Film

7 months, 4 weeks ago at Aug 27 15:57
Although "The Cat and the Canary" isn't sure what it wants to be- a slapstick comedy, a whodunit, or a straight horror movie- intriguing characters and excellent performances from the cast keep this one fresh and charming.

Half-mad millionare Cyrus West dies in his creepy mansion, leaving the name of his benefactor in his safe. Like flies to a freshly bloated carcass, his family ... read more
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Release date: 9 September 1927
UPC: 014381438727
Silent (4), Whodunit (3), Mystery (3), Horror (3), Death (3), Mansion (3), Cat (2), Greed (2), Heiress (2), Based On Play (2), Murder (2), Milkman (2), Moth (2), Hidden Door (2), Last Will And Testament (2), Safe (2), Missing Bodies (2), Lawyer (2), Millionaire (2), Heir (2)
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Enjoyable Silent Film

“Although "The Cat and the Canary" isn't sure what it wants to be- a slapstick comedy, a whodunit, or a straight horror movie- intriguing characters and excellent performances from the cast keep this one fresh and charming.

Half-mad millionare Cyrus West dies in his creepy mansion, leaving the name of his benefactor in his safe. Like flies to a freshly bloated carcass, his family gathers at the mansion, waiting to snatch up his sizable fortune.

There is a potentially deadly catch... the person who wins the money must spend the night in West's reportedly haunted mansion, and pass a sanity test short thereafter. The dubious 'winner' turns out to be Cyrus' niece, Annabelle West (Laura La Plante).

Not at all eager to spend the night in a haunted house, Annabelle n” read more

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