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Eye of the Cat

Pic has a few good jolts, successful buildups, and good looking people, but stilted dialog and plot shot through with holes keep mystery at a minimum, suspense overdue. Despite San Francisco as backdrop, with North Beach and Sausalito tossed in for spice, film trips over its own cliches and errors.

Pic has a few good jolts, successful buildups, and good looking people, but stilted dialog and plot shot through with holes keep mystery at a minimum, suspense overdue. Despite San Francisco as backdrop, with North Beach and Sausalito tossed in for spice, film trips over its own cliches and errors.

Beautician Kassia (Gayle Hunnicutt), after witnessing emphysema attack of wealthy San Francisco matron Danny (Eleanor Parker), finds Danny’s runaway favorite nephew Wylie (Michael Sarrazin).

Kassia plans to re-establish Wylie in the house and, after Aunt Danny changes her will in his favor, murder her and split the fortune.

David Lowell Rich’s direction often misleads, but he does manage to get actors to speak bad lines with straight faces.

Eye of the Cat

  • Production: Universal. Director David Lowell Rich; Producer Bernard Schwartz, Phillip Hazelton; Screenplay Joseph Stefano; Camera Russell Metty, Ellsworth Fredricks; Editor J. Terry Williams; Music Lalo Schifrin; Art Director Alexander Golitzen, William D. DeCinces
  • Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 102 MIN.
  • With: Michael Sarrazin Gayle Hunnicutt Eleanor Parker Tim Henry Laurence Naismith Jennifer Leak
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