Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dec 02: The PURR-fect crime

On this day in 1965, Disney's live-action comedy feature That Darn Cat! was released. Directed by Robert Stevenson, it was based on a book called Undercover Cat. In the film, a mischievous cat, whose collar is evidence of a woman's kidnapping, is used by the FBI to track down a pair of bumbling criminals. Amusingly, the agent they send ... is allergic to cats!
That Darn Cat! starred Hayley Mills (her last role for the studio after six years), Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Frank Gorshin, and Ed Wynn. The title song was written by The Sherman Brothers and sung by Bobby Darin.
A remake of That Darn Cat! was later released by Disney in 1997.

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