That Darn Cat. (1965). "I don't care if it's Pocahontas!"
One of the biggest surprises so far at how much we both adored this movie and particularly adored Haley Mills in it! It's an incredible classic treasure. Do yourself a favor and watch it now!
Storyline : A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the F.B.I. The F.B.I. tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbors also get into the act.
Director: Robert Stevenson
Writers: Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon & Bill Walsh
Stars: Hayley Mils, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine and Roddy McDowall.
Awards: Nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe award for Best Motion Picture. Haley mills and Elsa Lanchaster nominated for Golden Laurel Awards.
Film Budget: Unknown
Gross USA : $28,062,222
With only one title song it's a good thing it's super groovy.
Did You Know?
In the original 1963 novel, "Undercover Cat", "D.C." stands for "Damn Cat".
The Seal-Point Siamese cats who collectively played the role of D.C. in this movie were all "traditional" Siamese, as opposed to their more streamlined contemporaries. Amongst fanciers of traditional Siamese, they're affectionately known as "Appleheads".
Patti's dislike of surfer movies is likely a cheeky reference to A.I.P.'s concurrent "Beach Party" movies, reflecting Walt Disney's discomfort of his star Annette Funicello appearing in them.
"Diabolically Clever!", "Diabolical Cat!" and "Delinquent Cat!" could be three substitute nicknames for D.C. Patti Randall specifically said "D.C. is really "diabolically clever" to F.B.I. Supervisor Newton, on Friday evening, just before Margaret Miller was successfully rescued. D.C. did cause ruckuses almost throughout the movie.
The 1964 Mercedes 230 SL that appeared in the film as Roddy McDowall's car was actually Walt Disney's personal car. Disney rented his car to the film for $100 per day, possibly because he felt guilty about buying himself such an expensive car. The Disney family still owns the car to this day.