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The Cat and the Canary (1927)

The Cat and the Canary
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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
Flora Finch Flora Finch
Susan
Martha Mattox Martha Mattox
Mammy Pleasant


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John Willard John Willard
Robert F. Hill Robert F. Hill
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Enjoyable Silent Film

2 years, 5 months 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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Relatives of a millionaire gather in his spooky mansion for the reading of his will.
Release date: 9 September 1927
UPC: 014381438727
Tags: Silent (5), Mansion (4), 1927 (3), Mystery (3), Death (3), Whodunit (3), Murder (2), Millionaire (2), Heir (2), Horror (2), Heiress (2), Milkman (2), Hidden Door (2), Moth (2), Based On Play (2), Last Will And Testament (2), Missing Bodies (2), Greed (2), Safe (2), Cat (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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