The Cat and the Canary (1927)


Directed by: Paul Leni

Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley

Language: English Intertitles (score by Robert Israel)  + Commentaries (3tracks)

commentary by author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman
commentary by Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 4:3 | Brrip

Description: Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.


2.51GB | 86:50mins | 1450×1078 | mkv | English Intertitles (score by Robert Israel)


====bluray extras====

Mysteries Mean Dark Corners” 2024 video essay by David Cairns & Fiona Watson

116MB | 29:02mins | 854×480 | mkv | English


“Pamela Hutchinson on The Cat and the Canary” 2024 interview with writer and film critic Pamela Hutchinson

49MB | 13:04mins | 854×480 | mkv | English


Phuong Le on The Cat and the Canary” 2024 interview with film critic Phuong Le

33MB | 9:11mins | 854×480 | mkv | English


Extracts from John Willard’s Original Play:

A Very Eccentric Man

14MB | 3:11mins | 1422×800 | mkv | English


Yeah, a Cat!

9MB | 2:15mins | 1372×772 | mkv | English

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5 Responses to The Cat and the Canary (1927)

  1. HrNn says:

    PS: A TOP addition would be La Chute de la Maison Usher by the GREAT Epstein! Merci beaucoup RL!

  2. Porter Hall says:

    Thanks very much for this one! People like Ray Bradbury speak highly of this film, which for him was a strong childhood memory. The fact that he shares this memory in a documentary called Universal Monsters is also a clue to its importance, because as others have said it connects German Expressionism to the coming horrors of Karloff, Lugosi and friends. While the story seems cliched today, because it has been rehashed so many times, it is the beautifully evocative style that makes this worth watching or rewatching. I would also guess, based on certain desolate interior tracking shots, that this was on an influence on Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932). Can’t wait to experience this new restoration!

  3. Mr.G. says:

    Nice, thanks RL!
    Nowhere near Dr. Caligari but memorable as pivotal to The Chinese Parrot shot same year 1927 introducing notorious detective Charlie Chan, if also available would be great to upload.

  4. NM says:

    This is great, thank you!
    And a Kim Newman + Stephen Jones commentary is always a treat. After this one, you may enjoy their commentary for the 1939 version with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.

  5. HrNn says:

    Finally my request was fulfulled AWESOME thank you RL!!!

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