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The Cat And The Canary (1978)
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The Cat And The Canary (1978) When an elderly man dies, some of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. When it is read by his attorney, the old man lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. As a result, his will is structured in such a way as to set up a dogfight between his potential heirs as to who will collect his fortune.

Movie Tagline:
For God's sake, stay in your rooms and lock the doors!

Title: Cat And The Canary, The
Release Date: November , 1978
Runtime: 98 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: PG

Radley Metzger

Honor Blackman ...Susan Sillsby
Michael Callan ...Paul Jones
Edward Fox ...Hendricks
Wendy Hiller ...Allison Crosby
Olivia Hussey ...Cicily young
Beatrix Lehmann ...Mrs. Pleasant
Carol Lynley ...Annabelle West
Daniel Massey ...Harry Blythe
Peter McEnery ...Charlie Wilder
Wilfrid Hyde White ...Cyrus West (as Wilfrid Hyde White)

Ray Corbett
Richard Gordon

Radley Metzger
John Willard

Steven Cagan

More Movie Taglines:
  • For God's sake, stay in your rooms and lock the doors!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Cyrus West: Good evening, leeches. Take your places. As you know, I am Cyrus West. Now first of all, let me tell you, you're all a bunch of bastards. I know, I know the people you came from. They're all a bunch of bastards. Yes, your fathers, your mothers, your uncles, your aunts, your nephews, your nieces, your sons, your daughters, not to mention a cartload of cousins. All a bunch of bastards except, of course, Mew Mew, and perhaps one or two others.
  • Paul Jones: Wanna hear my new song? I wrote it while I was unconscious. It's called 'Kiss My Heiress'.
  • Annabelle West: Paul, you're hurt! Paul Jones: No, no, I'm all right. I think the left side of my head's missing.
  • Paul Jones: No one is more sincere than a greedy cousin. That's Paul Jones' theory of relativity.
  • Hendricks: But, eh, wasn't it Bertrand Russell who asked 'What is a killer but a hero out of uniform'?
Movie Trivia:
  • Daniel Massey was cast at short notice.
  • The actor who plays The Cat is not credited.
  • Horst Buchholz was cast as Wilder but dropped out, so Peter McEnery took the part.
  • Peter McEnery was first cast in the Daniel Massey role.
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White filmed his lengthy cameo in a day.
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