That Darn Cat! (film) A siamese cat named D.C. stumbles upon the hideout where two bank robbers are keeping a woman bank teller prisoner. When the woman manages to slip her wrist watch around his neck, D.C. saunters from the hideout to the Randall family with whom he lives. When 19-year-old Patti Randall recognizes the wrist watch as belonging to the woman teller, the FBI is called in to watch D.C.’s every move. The young FBI agent working the case follows D.C., despite his allergic reaction to the animal, and in due time the bank robbers are collared and their prisoner set free. Released on December 2, 1965. Directed by Robert Stevenson. 116 min. Stars Hayley Mills (Patti Randall), Dean Jones (Zeke Kelso), Dorothy Provine (Ingrid Randall), Roddy McDowall (Gregory Benson), Neville Brand (Dan), Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. MacDougall), Ed Wynn (Mr. Hofstedder), William Demarest (Mr. MacDougall). The film was a big Christmas release, grossing more than $9 million at the box office, due in part to a screenplay that was written by the original authors of the story, Undercover Cat, Millie and Gordon Gordon, along with Bill Walsh, and a popular title tune written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. One of the featured cats was actually Tao from Disney’s The Incredible Journey. Released on video in 1985 and 1993.