History Theatre / TheCatAndTheCanary

8th Dec '16 12:32:32 PM jamespolk
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Larry keeps comparing the events of the film to his plays, calling out the NarrativeBeats as they happen. At the end of the first act of the movie, he says "You know how it is in a play, when just before the first act is over somebody always comes to the beautiful heroine and tells her that she's in great danger, and sometimes she is?

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Larry keeps comparing the events of the film to his plays, calling out the NarrativeBeats as they happen. At the end of the first act of the movie, he says "You know how it is in a play, when just before the first act is over somebody always comes to the beautiful heroine and tells her that she's in great danger, and sometimes she is?is?" Naturally, this immediately happens.
16th Nov '16 1:16:26 PM Koveras
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Larry keeps comparing the events of the film to his plays, calling out the story beats as they happen. At the end of the first act of the movie, he says "You know how it is in a play, when just before the first act is over somebody always comes to the beautiful heroine and tells her that she's in great danger, and sometimes she is?

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Larry keeps comparing the events of the film to his plays, calling out the story beats NarrativeBeats as they happen. At the end of the first act of the movie, he says "You know how it is in a play, when just before the first act is over somebody always comes to the beautiful heroine and tells her that she's in great danger, and sometimes she is?
19th Oct '16 10:15:41 PM jamespolk
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* BookcasePassage: The lawyer is last seen alive standing in front of a bookcase with a hidden passage behind. His Peek-A-Boo Corpse appears in a different hidden passage behind Annabelle's bed.



* BookcasePassage: There's a standard Bookcase Passage in the library, which the bad guy uses to kill Crosby. There's also a panel in Joyce's bedroom that accesses a hidden passage.
19th Oct '16 10:12:41 PM jamespolk
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* ScoobyDooHoax: The "Cat" ends up being one of the heirs, whose purpose was to drive the girl given the fortune insane so that he (the next heir in line) could inherit it.
19th Oct '16 10:11:05 PM jamespolk
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%%* ForDoomTheBellTolls

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%%* ForDoomTheBellTolls* ForDoomTheBellTolls: An ominous bell tolls, and the caretaker says it means someone will die.



%%* HandOfDeath

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%%* HandOfDeath* HandOfDeath: Multiple times, a hand comes out of a hidden passage to strangle someone or attempt to strangle someone.



%%* OldDarkHouse

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%%* OldDarkHouse* OldDarkHouse: Possibly the TropeCodifier for the old, spooky house with hidden passages where creepy things take place.



%%* PeekABooCorpse

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%%* PeekABooCorpse* PeekABooCorpse: Crosby's corpse mysteriously disappears.



* BigOlUnibrow: Sported by the character creditd as Guard.
* ColorWash: One version has different colour schemes for certain moods: Lighted indoor scenes are sepia tone, moments in the dark are dark blue and the horror moments are red.

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* BigOlUnibrow: Sported by the character creditd credited as Guard.
* ColorWash: One version has different colour color schemes for certain moods: Lighted indoor scenes are sepia tone, moments in the dark are dark blue and the horror moments are red.



!!Other versions feature:

* TheBigEasy: 1939 film.
* VideoWills: In the 1979 version.

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!!Other versions feature:

!!The 1939 version features:

* TheBigEasy: 1939 film.
Or rather, the swamps of Louisiana not far from the Big Easy.
* BookcasePassage: There's a standard Bookcase Passage in the library, which the bad guy uses to kill Crosby. There's also a panel in Joyce's bedroom that accesses a hidden passage.
* DramaticUnmask: The villain is identified when Wally dramatically rips his mask off.
* FaceFramedInShadow: A very arty shot of a beam of light illuminating only the bad guy's eyes.
* {{Fanservice}}: No other reason for a shot showing Paulette Goddard in a slip changing clothes.
* InadvertentEntranceCue: Wally (Bob Hope) is an actor. He remarks that their setting resembles some plays he's been in. He predicts that a woman will show up, saying "In every one of these plays, there was a young lady--young, beautiful, modern, charming." Joyce (Paulette Goddard) enters immediately after he says this.
* InstantDeathBullet: Instant Death Knife, as Hendricks the security guard keels over after one stab in the back.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Larry keeps comparing the events of the film to his plays, calling out the story beats as they happen. At the end of the first act of the movie, he says "You know how it is in a play, when just before the first act is over somebody always comes to the beautiful heroine and tells her that she's in great danger, and sometimes she is?
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: There's one in the library, which the bad guy uses to watch Joyce.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Wally and Joyce were childhood friends but he doesn't recognize her. When he finds out, he says "Say, when did you grow up and get pretty?"

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!!The 1979 version features:

* VideoWills: In the 1979 version.Technology!
24th Jul '16 3:05:50 PM nombretomado
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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest Franchise/UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with OliviaHussey.

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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest Franchise/UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, Creator/BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with OliviaHussey.
Creator/OliviaHussey.
6th Jun '16 4:31:15 PM Doug86
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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with OliviaHussey.

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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with OliviaHussey.
26th May '16 6:55:24 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Cat and the Canary''''' is a stage play by John Willard from 1922 that was highly influential in the HauntedHouse horror genre.

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'''''The ''The Cat and the Canary''''' Canary'' is a stage play by John Willard from 1922 that was highly influential in the HauntedHouse horror genre.



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!!1927 film features:

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!!The 1927
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!!Other versions have:

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28th Oct '15 11:32:11 PM PurpleWarrior13
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'''''The Cat and the Canary''''' is a stage play by John Willard from 1922.

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'''''The Cat and the Canary''''' is a stage play by John Willard from 1922.
1922 that was highly influential in the HauntedHouse horror genre.



The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with Olivia Hussey.

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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with Olivia Hussey.
OliviaHussey.
28th Oct '15 11:22:31 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost) and the 1939 version starring BobHope.

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The play has been adapted into several movies, notable ones being the 1927 silent film (which was one of the earliest UniversalHorror movies), 1930 sound remake of the latter titled ''The Cat Creeps'' and its Spanish version ''La Voluntad del Muerto'' (both are now unfortunately lost) and lost), the 1939 version starring BobHope.
BobHope, and a British version in 1979 with Olivia Hussey.
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