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Cat and the Canary, The

Paul Leni / US, 1927 / 82 min.

An American 'gothic thriller' of 1927 with understated humour. While waiting for a will to be read, the heirs of a dying man have to spend a spooky night in a haunted house. With live music.

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A gothic thriller about a family that has come to collect the inheritance but must spend a night in a spooky house first. The all too familiar theme is ingeniously developed in this silent thriller.

A performance in collaboration with the Utrecht School of Arts: the composition written by Bachelor of Music - Technology students is performed by the professional Keuris Ensemble conducted by Henry Kelder.

Details

Director

Paul Leni

Production year

1927

Country

US

Original title

Cat and the Canary, The

Length

82 min.

Format

35mm