Ok, I know a lot of kids did not care for Universal’s murder mystery thrillers from the golden age of the 1930s and 40s due mainly to the lack of any monster appearences… but me, I loved ‘em. Murder in the Blue Room, The Black Doll, Mystery of the White Room, Danger on the Air, The Crimson Canary, and those fabulous Inner Sanctums like Weird Woman and Pillow of Death…ah, what childhood memories I have of watching many of those titles on Chiller Diller matinee (thanks to our early 70s version of cable, which consisted of piping some stations from northern California to our little 2 tv channel hamlet of Medford, Oregon) on saturday afternoons.

Of this studio’s nifty little who-dun-its, The Cat Creeps is among my all time faves (Murder in the Blue Room takes the # 1 spot).  The plot is nothing new… a group of people hop a boat to a lonely island to search for treasure in an old mansion, getting bumped off one by one… but it has such a sweet cast including Lois Collier, Noah Beery Jr. Paul Kelly, Douglas Dumbrille, Rose Hobart, Jonathan Hale, and Iris Clive (boy, would I love to know whatever became of her), a brisk pace and is just loads of fun. Please Universal, see fit to release more of these lesser known titles onto DVD or DVD on demand… for now, please to enjoy this trailer…

A THRILL a Minute…A SHIVER a Second