Twentieth Century Fox
Starring: Roddy McDowell, Patti Hale, Preston Foster
Directed by: Harold Schuster
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A boy named Ken (Roddy McDowell) longs for a colt of his own, but his horse rancher father (Preston Foster) isn’t sure the boy is up to the task.
Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): There is a cat which is seen living in and around the house on the horse ranch. The gray and white tuxedo cat first appears on a windowsill behind the father during a breakfast scene.
The cat remains until the father leaves and Ken and his mother start to talk. Then the cat jumps down from the window.
The cat is next spotted preening in Ken’s parent’s room as they talk.
The most notable appearance by the cat is when a little girl named Hildy (Diana Hale) is left behind because, as Ken explains, she is a girl. She climbs onto a fence and the cat approaches her as she complains, “I don’t see why I can’t be a boy!”
As she picks up the cat she comments, “Even you’re a boy … I guess!”
The next time the cat is seen he is sleeping in a chair when Ken’s father comes along and dumps him out! That’s bad enough, but the man then shoves the cat aside with his leg!
The cat is only visible in a couple of Purr Blur moments for the rest of the film.
Final Mewsings: Why would a boy with a cat want a horse?
Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cats in this film!