The cat and the canary 1939. Erbschaft um Mitternacht (The Cat and the Canary, 1939)

The Cat and the Canary (play)

the cat and the canary 1939

The plot revolves around the death of Cyrus West, who is Annabelle, Charlie, and Paul's uncle, and the reading of his 20 years later. Oh my gosh, how scary is this film? There was something simply bewitching about him then, a mixture of wide-eyed guilelessness, quick-tongued sarcasm, and a bumbling honesty about his own cowardice and stupidity, that made him addictive. At the mansion, Crosby meets Miss Lu, who lives there with a large black cat. Once she is inside, someone closes the door. Annabelle West is stalked in the night.

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Cat and the Canary, The (Paramount 1939)

the cat and the canary 1939

Miller, Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello: A Critical Assessment of the Comedy Team's Monster Films Jefferson, N. Poster art for The Cat and the Canary Paramount 1939. The mystery deepens, and the pace quickens. After all, who can resist a happy ending, even if it took a couple of corpses and plenty of screaming to get there? This was enough to make me stay away from cupboards and beds for many years to come! West orders that his remain locked in a safe and go unread until the 20th anniversary of his death. McCaffrey, The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope, Westport, Conn. Crosby , through -infested waters to Norman's isolated mansion, where his will is to be read at midnight.

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Erbschaft um Mitternacht (The Cat and the Canary, 1939)

the cat and the canary 1939

The will reads that his most distant relative still bearing the name of West be sole heir, provided they are legally sane. Ira Lazar who bore an eerie resemblance to 's title character in The Cabinet of Dr. Joyce becomes frightened when everyone except Wally believes she imagined this. The Horror Film: A Brief Introduction. Mammy Pleasant leaves to call the police, while Harry searches for the guard; Susan runs away in and hitches a ride with a milkman.

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The Cat and the Canary (1979 film)

the cat and the canary 1939

Soister, Up from the Vault: Rare Thrillers of the 1920s and 1930s Jefferson, N. The group dynamics are fleeting yet effective; the characters are almost caricatures, but not quite. The original black-and-white version airs infrequently on the network. Once again, her sanity is questioned, but as Harry and Annabelle search the room, they discover a hidden passage in the wall and in it the corpse of Roger Crosby. The three-act mystery made a return engagement of 40 performances April 23 — May 26, 1923. When Wally calls to her, she hears him through the passageway and enters it to find him. Some scenes may achieve horror, and some characters dramatically experience horror, but for these films conventional clues and a logical explanation, at least an explanation plausible in hindsight, are usually crucial, and are of necessity their makers' first concern.

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The Cat and the Canary (1927 film)

the cat and the canary 1939

The Cat also walks past the guard, who stops him and takes the necklace from him, but the Cat stabs the guard in the back and follows Joyce, who has discovered a door leading outside. The will, however, stipulates that to inherit the fortune, she must be judged sane by a doctor, Ira Lazar. Universal, who owned the rights to the play, sold them to for this production. Hendricks Allison Crosby Cicily Young Mrs. Influential examples of German expressionist film include 's 1920 about a deranged doctor and Paul Leni's 1925 about a at a fair. One critic suggests that Hope developed the character better than Hale and was funnier and more engaging.

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The Cat and the Canary (play)

the cat and the canary 1939

Cyrus lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his kin by setting up a dogfight for the fortune and revealing that Annabelle West is to be the sole beneficiary. As the appointed time arrives, West's lawyer, Roger Crosby , discovers that a second will mysteriously appeared in the safe. Other films in this genre influenced by The Cat and the Canary include The Last Warning, 1959 , and the monster films of and. The film is part of a genre of inspired by 1920s stage plays. He regains consciousness in time to rescue Annabelle. While Annabelle sleeps, the same mysterious hand emerges from the wall behind her bed and snatches the diamonds from her neck. The timing of the clattering window shutter is too perfect, the cinematography too slick, the Spanish moss in the trees too perfectly coiffured.

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The Cat and the Canary (1927 film)

the cat and the canary 1939

You can't say he didn't earn it - there was nobody quite like Hope in Hollywood, a savvy hipster wracked by his own insecurities and the bully-beaten knowledge of how little use the world has for him. The rest of the night spent in the house calls into question the sanity of Annabelle West, a fragile young woman who is legally Cyrus West's heir. Wandering in the hidden passages, Paul is attacked by the Cat and left for dead. Running time 72 minutes Country United States Language English The Cat and the Canary is a 1939 American film directed by starring and. Paul vanishes as the secret passage closes behind him. A doctor from the asylum up the road, Dr Hendricks Edward Fox , arrives and informs the guests that a homicidal maniac has escaped and is hiding out in the area.

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