Who Killed the Cat?

Who Killed the Cat? is a 1966 British crime film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Mary Merrall, Ellen Pollock and Amy Dalby.[1] It was based on the 1956 play Tabitha by Arnold Ridley and Mary Cathcart Borer.[2]

Who Killed the Cat?
Directed byMontgomery Tully
Screenplay byMaurice J. Wilson
Montgomery Tully
Based onplay Tabitha by Arnold Ridley and Mary Cathcart Borer
Produced byMaurice J. Wilson
StarringMary Merrall
Ellen Pollock
Amy Dalby
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byPeter Musgrave
Music byCarlo Martelli
Eternal Films
Distributed byGrand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • 7 October 1966 (1966-10-07) (UK)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Three elderly spinsters become amateur detectives when someone poisons their beloved cat. [3]The three determine the cat was poisoned by their mean old landlady and with an eye-for-an-eye attitude, they determine to have their revenge. The three plan to murder the landlady, but fate takes a hand in matters.


Critical receptionEdit

The Radio Times called it a "strange, dated mystery";[4] and TV Guide wrote "This little film has a strange premise, to say the least."[5]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | WHO KILLED THE CAT? (1966)". 14 January 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780810893085 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Who Killed the Cat? (1966)". BFI. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Who Killed the Cat – review | cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.
  5. ^ "Who Killed The Cat? | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.

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