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The Cat and the Canary

 Author: John Willard, David Muncaster  Category: Mystery  Published: January 1, 1922  Language: English  File Size: 419 MB  Tags: Black and whiteClassicscomedyFictionHorrorMysteryPlays |  Download PDF


The Cat and the Canary by John Willard, David Muncaster, a story concerns the death and inheritance of old Cyrus West, a rich eccentric who felt that his relatives “have watched my wealth as if they were cats, and I — a canary”.

He decrees that his will be read 20 years after his death, at which point his relatives converge at his old family home, now a spooky old haunted mansion.


  • Someone looks very proud or satisfied about something he or she has done.


It was first performed in New York in 1922. One of the most humorous play.