Keystone Film Company
Starring: Mack Swain, Polly Moran
Directed by: Fred Fishback
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Ambrose (Mack Swain) is a strong but gentle giant who lives in a boarding house run by his mother (Mai Wells) and who attracts the admiration of the maid Rosie Bloom (Polly Moran).
Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): While Ambrose is grabbing a bite to eat in the kitchen, something falls on his head and breaks. He looks up to see a tiny tabby kitten on a shelf above.
Ambrose isn’t even mad. He takes down the kitten and cuddles with it.
Ambrose then places the kitten in the dish which held mashed potatoes and the kitten settles right in (by means of reverse footage). Ambrose giggles like a child as he places the lid on top.
Rosie then takes the dish into the dining room where the boarders are surprised to see the kitten emerging!
Rosie takes the kitten to a table nearby and serenades to the tiny animal while playing an accordian.
The kitten remains on the table as a fight breaks out over at the dining room.
One of the boarders stumbles over to Rosie and takes it hat off, accidentally placing it over the kitten on the table. When he picks up his hat, he picks up the kitten as well and places it on his head. He is surprised when the kitten starts to slip down his neck. Rosie rescues the kitten from the precarious predicament.
The kitten then remains on the table as Rosie receives some good news and everyone gathers around.
The Mack Sennett Studios appreciated the value of including animals in their films, having launched the career of one of the first Cinema Cats, Pepper, some years before. The name of this tiny tabby actor is unknown to us at this time.
Final Mewsings: Kittens prefer warm dishes to accordian music.