The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

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Average of 6 ratings: 3.3 Stars

1939 M Contains violence.

The legendary Bob Hope is at his very best as he teams up with Paulette Goddard for the first time in hilarious comedy thriller.

A decade after the death of an eccentric millionaire, his remaining relatives gather for the reading of the will at his abandoned mansion set deep in the Louisiana bayous. Tension builds after his niece Joyce (Paulette Goddard) is named the sole inheritor and it is revealed that one of the other relatives will get everything if the heiress goes insane within the next 30 days. The timid Wally (Bob Hope) vows to protect Joyce who must spend the night in the haunted mansion along with her jealous relatives, a creepy maid and a homicidal maniac who has just escaped from a nearby sanitarium.

An equal mix of both frights and fun, this unforgettable classic showcases one of the most popular entertainers of all time and has become the gold standard for the horror-comedy genre!

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71 minutes

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1.33:1 Full Frame B & W
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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