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Foreign Friday bannerAccident (1967)

Accident poster

London Independent Producers
Starring:
 Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker
Directed by: Joseph Losey

Synopsis: Oxford professor Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is attracted to one of his pupils named Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) but a complicated series of relationships and a horrific accident interfere.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): Two different cats appear very briefly in the film. The first is a black cat who can be seen on the tennis court while Stephen, Anna, a fellow Professor named Charley (Stanley Baker) and young student William (Michael York) are playing.

Accident - black cat in middle of tennis court

The cat is playing with the net and jumps at it when the ball hits nearby.

Accident - black cat lying in middle of tennis court

Accident - black cat playing with net on tennis court animated gif

Kitty Cameo:  The other cat is a long-haired tuxedo cat being held by a boy, presumably the son of Laura (Ann Firbank) whom Stephen visits in one scene.

Accident - boy sitting in window with long-haired tuxedo cat

Accident - boy sitting in window with long-haired tuxedo cat in background

Final Mewsings: Maybe the cat wanted to referee?


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The Small Back Room (1949)

The Small Back Room poster

Also Known As: Hour of Glory
London Film Productions
Starring:
 David Farrar, Kathleen Byron
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Sammy Rice (David Farrar) is an embittered munitions expert who battles alcohol and drug dependency while helping to unravel the science behind deadly trigger bombs the Germans are dropping around the U.K.

Featured Feline: Sammy and his girlfriend and co-worker Susan (Kathleen Byron) spend much time together in Sammy’s flat and own a white cat named Snowball. Snowball is first seen when Susan tries ringing the flat to reach Sammy, who is at the pub.

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat sitting on chair

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat still sitting on chair

In a later scene, Sammy and Susan return home and start to make love. Snowball is sitting on the chair and sits up when she hears the key in the lock.

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat waking up

Susan greets Snowball and then throws her coat down on the chair beside the cat.

The Small Back Room - Susan Kathleen Byron and Sammy David Farrar looking down at Snowball white cat on chair

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat looking at coat on chair

The Small Back Room - coat being thrown down beside Snowball white cat animated gif

Snowball is seen licking her paws in another scene when Sammy is waiting for Susan and battling his demons.

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat lying on chair

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat grooming animated gif

After Sammy and Susan have a fight in a club, Susan goes home without him. When Sammy comes home he finds Susan sitting on the chair with Snowball on the floor beside her.

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat sitting on floor beside Susan Kathleen Byron

Susan moves out without letting Sammy know and he calls for her, then calls for Snowball. The cat’s bowl of milk has been left untouched and Sammy kicks it over in frustration. But at the end of the film Susan has moved back in and Snowball is back on her chair, preening again.

The Small Back Room - Snowball white cat licking paw on chair

Final Mewsings: It especially hurts when your girlfriend leaves and takes the cat.

Many thanks to Ted Davis for recommending this film to us!


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The Wild Wild West – “The Night of the Returning Dead”

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Original Air Date: October 14, 1966
Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Directed by: Richard Donner

Synopsis: Jim West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus (Ross Martin) investigate sightings of a mysterious Confederate ghost haunting a ranch.

Purr Blur: The stable boy for the ranch is named Jeremiah (Sammy Davis Jr.) and he has a strange affinity with animals. Elizabeth Carter (Hazel Court) brings him a bird and they look over the many animals he is caring for in the barn, including kittens in a cage. Only one black kitten can barely be seen.

The Wild Wild West - The Night of the Returning Dead - Elizabeth Carter (Hazel Court) and Jeremiah Sammy Davis Jr. looking at black kitten in cage

Final Mewsings: Kittens should be kept cage-free.

Many thanks to our friend Ted Davis for spotting this television cat for us!


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Mindhunters (2004)

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Dimension Films
Starring:
 Kathryn Morris, Eion Bailey, Christian Slater
Directed by: Renny Harlin

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A group of FBI profilers-in-training find themselves the target of a sadistic killer who has laid traps for them on the island where they are having their last exercise.

Kitty Carnage Warning! A word of warning up front that if you don’t like seeing dead cats in films you probably won’t want to watch this one. In the opening scene and later on the island there are dead cats (as well as other animals in the first scene) strung up by the killers. The second one contains clues and the scenes are graphic. We won’t post any photos from these scenes but take out word for it, it isn’t pretty.

Cat Cattle Call:  The Naval island where the profilers go to hold their final assignment of training is full of feral cats. They are seen running from place to place whenever the team is out and about in the fake town. If any explanation is given for this large feral cat population we didn’t catch it.

Mindhunters - white cat outside window

Mindhunters - orange and white cat outside window

Mindhunters - cats on dock at night

Mindhunters - white cat running across street

Mindhunters - tabby and white cat in street

Mindhunters - orange and white cat on counter of diner

Mindhunters - cat running across street at night

Kitty Cameo:  One notable cat appearance happens when the team has been drugged and are laying around one room. A white cat peeks into the room.

Mindhunters - white cat looking into room from doorway

The cat gets up on the table and sniffs around one of the sleeping agents.

Mindhunters - white cat up on table

Mindhunters - white cat sniffing around table

Another agent wakes up and claps his hands to scare the cat away.

Mindhunters - white cat looking down from table

Final Mewsings: The Navy apparently hasn’t solved the problem of cat overpopulation.


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The Hateful Eight (2015)

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Double Feature Films
Starring:
 Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains a MAJOR spoiler for this film in the Final Mewsings!

Synopsis: Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is taking his latest catch, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in for a reward but is sidelined when he and several other questionable characters are stuck in a cabin during a blizzard.

Kitty Cameo: Late in the film there is a flashback to what had happened earlier in the day before Ruth’s arrival at the stopping place known as Minnie’s Haberdashery. During these establishing scenes an orange tabby cat is seen sitting on a barrel.

The Hateful Eight - cat sitting on counter in general store Minnie's Habadashery

The Hateful Eight - cat sitting beside Minnie

The Hateful Eight - cat sitting off to one side

When bullets start flying the cat is no longer around, nor does he return for the rest of the film.

The Hateful Eight - cat sitting further off to the side

Final Mewsings: For once the cat is the only one that survives, apparently!


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