The Cat and the Canary


The Cat and the Canary
   Playwright John Willard achieved his only Broadway success with this long-running (349 performances) comedy-mystery thriller, which opened on 7 February 1922 at the National Theatre. Florence Eldridge played the ingénue who claims her inheritance after spending a night in a creepy mansion where it turns out that the frightening apparitions were orchestrated by conniving relatives who hoped to drive her insane.

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  • The Cat and the Canary — is a stage play by John Willard, adapted at least four times into feature films, in 1927, 1930, 1939, and again in 1979.Willard s stage play opened on February 7, 1922 in New York City.The story concerns the death and inheritance of old Cyrus… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cat and the Canary —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes œuvres portant le même titre. The Cat and the Canary (en français Le Chat et le canari) est le titre de plusieurs œuvres : The Cat and the Canary, court métrage muet américain de George …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Cat and the Canary — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Die Katze und der Kanarienvogel Originaltitel: The Cat and the Canary Produktionsland: Großbritannien Erscheinungsjahr: 1979 Länge: 89 Minuten Originalsprache: Englis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cat that ate the canary — noun a) A person who appears self satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private. He talked freely and carried the smile of the cat that swallowed the canary. b) A person whose appearance and behavior …   Wiktionary

  • The Cat and the Canary —    1) Voir Le Chat et le Canari    2) Voir Le Mystère de la maison Norman    3) Voir La Volonté du mort …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • The Cat and the Canary (disambiguation) — The Cat and the Canary is the title of a 1922 play by John Willard. The Cat and the Canary might also refer to:* The Cat and the Canary (1927 film), a 1927 silent film by Paul Leni. * The Cat Creeps, a 1930 sound remake of the 1927 film. * La… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cat and the Canary (1961 film) — The Cat and the Canary ( sv. Katten och kanariefågeln) is a 1961 Swedish television movie directed by Jan Molander. The film is a remake of the 1927 American silent film The Cat and the Canary . The film stars Lena Granhagen as Annabelle West,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cat and the Canary (1927 film) — Infobox Film | name = The Cat and the Canary caption = Original 1927 quad poster director = Paul Leni producer = Paul Kohner writer = John Willard (play) Walter Anthony (titles) Alfred A. Cohn (adaptation) Robert F. Hill (adaptation) starring… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cat and the Canary (1979 film) — Infobox Film | name = The Cat and the Canary caption = DVD cover director = Radley Metzger producer = Richard Gordon writer = John Willard (play) Radley Metzger (adaptation) starring =Honor Blackman Michael Callan Edward Fox Wendy Hiller Olivia… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cat and the Canary (1939 film) — Infobox Film name = The Cat and the Canary caption = director = Elliott Nugent producer = Arthur Hornblow, Jr. writer = Walter de Leon Lynn Starling Play Author: John Willard narrator = starring = Bob Hope Paulette Goddard John Beal Douglass… …   Wikipedia