GenreHorror, Mystery ProducerCarl Laemmle, Jr. CountryUnited States
John Willard Release dateNovember 10, 1930 (1930-11-10) WriterJohn Willard (play), William Hurlbut, Gladys Lehman DirectorsJohn Willard, Rupert Julian CastHelen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton Similar moviesLa Voluntad del muerto
TaglineGirls! You'd Better Hang On to the Boy Friend's Arm...for here is the weirdest, most mysterious and icily thrilling picture of this year, last year, and all the years! Its drama will rip down all of your poise and and test your bravery...laughs turn into shrieks...and shrieks into laughs...it's a wow!
The cat creeps 1930 trailer
The Cat Creeps is a 1930 American pre-Code crime/mystery film, and a sound remake of The Cat and the Canary (1927). Starring Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Patterson, and Montagu Love, it is considered to be a lost film.
A Spanish-language version, La Voluntad del Muerto, starring Lupita Tovar and directed by George Melford, was filmed by Universal Pictures at night on the same sets used for The Cat Creeps during the day.
In the documentary The Young and the Dead, the husband of the lead actress Helen Twelvetrees creates a video tribute due to her illness and shows part of her memorial service. He states that he became her agent during the filming of the movie and married her shortly after filming ended. Elizabeth Patterson later reprised her role of Susan in the 1939 remake, The Cat and the Canary.
No prints or negatives of The Cat Creeps are known to exist, only some stills and the soundtrack. A few clips do survive in a short film produced by Universal entitled Boo! (1932).