Starring: Edith Evans
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: An elderly woman named Mrs. Margaret Ross (Edith Evans) struggles through a lonely existence where she is exploited, confused and, worst of all, forgotten.
Kitty Cameos: Throughout the film several street cats are shown living around the poor area where Mrs. Ross lives. Many are seen during the opening credits.
A little black cat with a deformed ear runs away when Mrs. Ross walks down the street.
A tabby cat is in a garbage can but jumps down as Mrs. Ross approaches.
Later in the film, Mrs. Ross is cruelly abused by a woman out to steal money from her. She is given alcohol and left drunk by her home. Having passed out, Mrs. Ross is found the next morning horribly ill. A black kitten is running around beside her.
Another black cat (or perhaps the same one?) is seen crossing the road.
This or another black cat is then seen eating from a garbage can as Mrs. Ross goes to the dustbin. She asks the kitty if it wants a saucer of milk, but the cat doesn’t respond. “Oh, next time,” Mrs. Ross says dejectedly as she walks away.
Final Mewsings: Poor cats and people should not have to suffer.
Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cats in this film!
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