The Cat and the Canary
The Cat and the Canary (1939)

In this film, 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 is told that she must spend a night in the house and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 10, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2004
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

While it's not as stylistically impressive as the 1927 Paul Leni silent, it's probably an all around more successful film.

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Sean Axmaker

(Bob) Hope and (Paulette) Goddard have marvelous chemistry and Hope is completely amiable, using wisecracks to cover up his discomfort and fear.

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Steve K
Long on my list of films to see, this was quaint and enjoyable. Hope brings a disarming sense of cowardice to his role while maintaining full likability of his… More
Anthony Valletta
Hope throws some life into this remake.