The Cat and the Canary is a 1939 comedy horror film remake of the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary, which was based on the 1922 play by John Willard. The film is directed by Elliott Nugent and stars Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. Universal Studios, which produced the 1927 film, acquired the rights to this version after merging with MCA in 1962. MCA, had in turn bought this film (along with most other pre-1950 Paramount sound features) in 1957, with their subsidiary, EMKA, Ltd., holding the copyright. Universal finally released the film on DVD in 2010 as part of the Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories Collection.
Wally Campbell: (to Joyce) You know, what this party needs is more drinks and more laughs.I'll tell yuh, I'll bring a bottle of scotch from the living room. Let's all drink scotch and make wry faces.
Wally Campbell: I'm so scared, even my goose pimples have goose pimples.
Cicily: Don't big empty houses scare you? Wally Campbell: Not me, I used to be in vaudeville.
|Release Date||27 October 1939|
|Tagline||Who is THE CAT? His movements soundless, his approach unnoticeable, his vengeance swift! Who will feel his horrible, hairy grasp next?|
|Genre||Comedy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Family|
|Color||Black and White|