Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 27, 1939

The Cat and the Canary (Paramount). This old chiller-diller, which has as many lives as a cat, haunted Broadway for a long run, has twice before been made into a movie. Paramount has brushed off some of the cobwebs, draped some bigger, stickier ones for harassed Heroine Paulette Goddard to paw through in the secret passageways, added some new wisecracks.

The goings-on involve the antic humor of dead Uncle Ambrose, who was so crooked, says one of the brand-new gags, he had to be screwed into his grave. To send his grinning ghost into ectospasms, cinemaddicts into delicious shivers, Uncle's post-mortem instructions...

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