052 THE CAT CREEPS (1946) Directed by Roy William Neill **
Another lively old dark house comedy thriller, this time directed by Erle C. Kenton who had helmed the classic ISLAND OF LOST SOULS and some less distinguished but entertaining Universal horrors. All the familiar ingredients are here as noted in earlier reviews. Performances are functional rather than memorable with only Noah Beery Jr. and Douglas Dumbrille making any impression. Surprisingly the film isn't a rerun of the 1930 film of the same name (itself a sound version of the silent THE CAT AND THE CANARY) despite the fact that most films in this sub-genre have interchangeable plots.
053 THE AVENGERS (2012) Directed by Joss Whedon *****
054 CAPTAIN AMERICA : THE FIRST AVENGER (2012) Directed by Joe Johnston ****
055 BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982) Directed by Colin Higgins ***