Disney made many very good live-action films in the 1960’s and 70’s, all of which starred a dependable group of performers. That Darn Cat featured Hayley Mills and Dean Jones, both of which starred in multiple Disney comedies.
This book, credited to the Gordons, was released by Golden Press in 1965. It is illustrated with photographs from the motion picture which are accompanied by an adaption of the script. That Darn Cat the movie was itself an adaption from a book entitled Undercover Cat released in 1963.
The back cover of That Darn Cat the book shows the main cast, and as I’ve said, it features a real who’s-who of Disney comedy!
Inside front and back covers
A close-up of D.C. who played That Darn Cat
Dean Jones has just recently passed away (January 25, 1931 – September 1, 2015) leaving a Disney legacy that fans will never forget! His movies include The Ugly Dachshund, Monkeys Go Home, Blackbeard’s Ghost, The Love Bug movies, and the Shaggy D.A. just to name a few.
Sample of page layouts
Although not credited with the cast on the back cover, Ed Wynn was also in That Darn Cat. Originally this book sold for 89 cents in 1965, but I had to pay $3.00 to get it in 2015. It makes a great keepsake of the movie!
After reading through the book, I had an urge to re-watch the movie, but was unable to find it in my Disney movie collection. The horror! So I had to settle for re-watching The Cat From Outer Space instead. This movie was released in 1978 and just goes to show that if a movie formula works once, it can work again!