The Cat And The Canary-the cat And The Canary (1927)
1 Hour and 48 Minutes (108 Minutes)
New York's Smashing Stage Success that has thrilled thousands!
Silent cinema and this film was filmed again in 1939 and 1978. After twenty years, finally opens the testament of Cyrus West, eccentric millionaire who lived as ' stoicheiwnotan ' by greedy relatives because of his wealth. His relatives are invited to the terrifying mansion to learn which of all would be the heir. The heir is announced but after his announcement, mysterious disappearance and a murder.
Director James Whale had stated that the version of the 1927 film influenced his work in films Frankenstein (1931) and The Old Dark House (1932).
Amazing film which was the basis and inspiration of all movies comedy-horror-mystery. Imposing and sombre atmosphere, playing with shadows and faces and a scary Tower dominates the landscape. Intrigues and conspiracies, mystery and all the after-effects of a tower which is considered haunted by its owner. The actors are enjoyable without being exaggerated. "The Cat And The Canary" easier, since in 1 hour 24 minutes manages to say everything you want unlike many films today that Jabber incessantly. The music is great and integrates with every scene. Through the movie presented human weakness, greed, malice.
I can't say anything more from the movie because it will reveal a lot. See and I remember. It is one of the movies that you always stay and compare with those of this kind. I would also suggest to see and the other two related movies that were filmed, ' 39 and ' 78 respectively and make a crash test.
The Cat And The Canary
- The housekeeper in the House.
- H dark atmosphere.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
The imposing atmosphere, music and actors.
In my opinion, too bad it didn't have sound at that time.