The Cat and the Canary
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Beautiful Paulette Goddard has her first starring role in this lively, humor-laced remake of the silent haunted-house horror classic. The stage is set when the relatives of a recently deceased millionaire are summoned to a creepy mansion for the reading of the will. The spooky fun begins when the dead man's beautiful niece, Goddard, is told that she must spend an entire night in the house and emerge safe and sane the following morning. Unfortunately, that is not as easy as it sounds as the mansion is filled with mysterious secret doors and ghostly creatures all trying to scare her to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While it's not as stylistically impressive as the 1927 Paul Leni silent, it's probably an all around more successful film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"(Bob) Hope and (Paulette) Goddard have marvelous chemistry and Hope is completely amiable, using wisecracks to cover up his discomfort and fear."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
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