The Cats (1968 film)

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The Cats
Film poster
Directed by Duccio Tessari
Produced by Turi Vasile[1]
Screenplay by
Story by Mario Di Nardo[1]
Music by Michel Magne[1]
Cinematography Carlo Carlini[1]
Edited by Mario Morra[1]
  • Ultra Film
  • P.E.C.F.
  • Rhein Main[1]
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • 30 October 1968 (1968-10-30) (Italy)
  • 29 May 1969 (1969-05-29) (France)
  • 6 June 1969 (1969-06-06) (West Germany)
Running time
102 minutes[1]

The Cats (Italian: I bastardi) is a 1968 crime film directed by Duccio Tessari and starring Rita Hayworth.



The film was originally worked on under the title of The Cats.[2] The credits of the film state that the film is an Italian, French and West German co-production.[2] Actor Dan van Husen stated that the film is actually an Italian-Spanish co-production with the working title being Los Gatos.[2] The film was predominantly shot in Spain, with opening sequences shot in the United States.[2]


The Cats was released in Italy as I bastardi in 30 October 1968 where it was distributed by Warner Bros..[1] The film grossed a total of 702,781 Italian lire on its theatrical run in Italy.[1] In 1969 it was released in France and West Germany on 25 May and 6 June respectively.[1][3] The film was released on the Warner Archive Collection on DVD under the title The Cats.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Curti 2013, p. 15.
  2. ^ a b c d Curti 2013, p. 17.
  3. ^ "Der Portal" (in German). Retrieved 26 February 2017. 


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765. 

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