||Martha Mattox (left) and Laura La Plante.
Photograph: courtesy Kino Lorber.
The Cat and the Canary
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by Paul Leni
Cast: Laura La Plante [Annabelle West], Creighton Hale [Paul Jones], Forrest Stanley [Charles Wilder], Tully Marshall [Roger Crosby], Gertrude Astor [Cecily], Flora Finch [Susan], Arthur Edmund Carewe [Harry], Martha Mattox [Mammy Pleasant], Lucien Littlefield [Ira Lazar], George Siegmann [the guard]; William Abbey, Joe Murphy, Billy Engle
Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation [Jewel]. / Scenario by Alfred A. Cohn, from the adaptation by Robert F. Hill and Alfred A. Cohn of the play The Bat by John Willard. Story supervision by Edward J. Montagne. Art direction by Charles D. Hall. Set design by Charles D. Hall. Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton. Intertitles by Walter Anthony. Supervising film editor, Lloyd Nosler. Edited by Martin G. Cohn. / © 1927 by Universal Pictures Corporation. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film.
Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; in a world film archive; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Disguises - Guards - Haunted houses - Inheritances - Lawyers - Mystery
Listing updated: 24 September 2013.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Baer-Film p. 42; Bardèche-History p. 259; Bohn-Light p. 109; Brownlow-Parade pp. 261, 511; Drew-Speaking pp. 90, 99-100, 278; Edmonds-BigU pp. 8, 9, 150; Everson-American pp. 13, 137-138, 189, 220, 310n, 310o, 332; Everson-Detective pp. 73, 210; Geduld-Birth p. 147; Hirschhorn-Universal pp. 15, 57; Limbacher-Feature p. 40; Maltin-Guide p. 196; Manchel-Terrors pp. 51-52, 58; Marrero-Vintage pp. 6, 24, 25, 26, 30, 49; McCaffrey-Guide p. 12; Nollen-Karloff p. 67; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 421; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 174-176 : ClasIm-240 p. 44.
Home video: DVD.