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The Cat Creeps

The Cat Creeps
Title lobby card.
Directed by Rupert Julian
John Willard
Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Written by William J. Hurlbut
Gladys Lehman
Starring Helen Twelvetrees
Raymond Hackett
Neil Hamilton
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by Maurice Pivar
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • November 10, 1930 (1930-11-10)
Running time 71 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Cat Creeps (1930) is a 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, and Montagu Love, it is considered a "lost film".


  • Information 1
  • Preservation status 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


A 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 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.

Preservation status

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).[1]

See also


  1. ^ "The CAT CREEPS...the only surviving shots from THE CAT CREEPS...a lost movie.". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

External links

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