That Darn Cat

1965 G 1h 54m DVD

That Darn Cat

1965 G 1h 54m DVD
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After a bank teller is kidnapped during a robbery, she manages to slip her wristwatch around a stray cat's neck, hoping that the enterprising feline will lead rescuers to her location in this Disney family classic. Fortunately, the cat wanders into the home of Patti Randall (Hayley Mills), who recognizes the watch's significance and pushes the FBI -- headed by an allergic agent (Dean Jones) -- into action.
Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Ed Wynn
Robert Stevenson
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, although younger kids will enjoy the cute cat's antics, the movie is way too long to hold their complete attention. The kidnapping plot -- though treated humorously -- might frighten very young or sensitive kids. There is some scuffling and the appearance of guns, though no one is hurt. Otherwise, the movie is squeaky clean.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Kidnapping is part of the plot, although it's treated humorously. Voices are raised and younger viewers may find the abductors to be scary. In the final scene there is a scuffle between a detective and the kidnapper. Guns are used, but no one gets shot.


The cat's name is D.C. for the phrase "Darn Cat," which is frequently yelled with frustration when he gets into mischief.

Social Behavior

The movie reinforces the idea that one should help out when others are in trouble, and that the police or other authority figures can be important allies. Also, it's important to trust your instincts -- even as a kid.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Canoe, a secondary character smokes a cigar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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