Category Archives: Kitty Cameo

Jason King – “That Isn’t Me, It’s Somebody Else”

Jason King DVD

Original Air Date: April 28, 1972
Starring: Peter Wyngarde, George Murcell
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Synopsis: An international crime boss named Bonisalvi (George Murcell) invites Jason King (Peter Wyngarde) to visit his home in Italy, but a rival crime syndicate decides to send an imposter to gain access to the reclusive mobster.

Kitty Cameo: Bonislavi owns a long-haired ginger tabby cat which is usually seen sitting on the man’s lap or being held in the man’s arms.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

When the man stands up, he often sets the cat down on the desk.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

The cat seems somewhat uncomfortable and often tries to move from the man’s lap. But the actor manages to keep the cat in place through most of the scenes.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat fidgeting in lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Final Mewsings: Cats have apparently graced the laps of bad guys all over the world!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Slumber Party Massacre poster

Santa Fe Productions
Starring:
 Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille
Directed by: Amy Jones

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

Synopsis: A group of high school girls find themselves the target of a driller killer during a slumber party.

Kitty Cameos: The girls all play on the school’s basketball team and the new girl, Valerie (Robin Stille) proves to be a good player, which causes her to be shunned by some of the other girls. Valerie’s neighbor, Trish (Michelle Michaels), wants to invite Valerie to a party at her house while her parents are away, but a stuck-up girl named Diane (Gina Smika Hunter) is against it. As Valerie arrives home there is a tabby and white cat on her front walk.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Amazingly enough, Valerie walks right by the cat and doesn’t even give it a second look, even though the cat looks like it is hoping for attention.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille passes

The girls’ coach, Rachel (Pamela Roylance) arrives home and asks her friend Pam (Amy Aquino) if she’s seen her cat, but Pam says she hasn’t seen the cat all day. Later that evening Rachel is home alone when she hears a noise. She slowly approaches a closed closet and opens the door. Immediately a gray and white tabby cat named Muffin flies out of the closet in true spring-loaded cat fashion and scares her. Rachel chases Muffin down the hall, apologizing.

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet and scaring Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance animated gif

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin running away down hall

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin picked up by Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance in hall

Still later Valerie is home alone with her little sister, Courtney (Jennifer Meyers). A little orange and white tabby kitten is drinking milk from a dish behind them. The cat is next seen on the floor nearby as Courtney goes upstairs.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten on table drinking milk behind Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten floor as Courtney Jennifer Meyers gets up

Later Valerie and Courtney go outside after hearing some noises to see if the girls at the party next door are okay. When they return home, the orange and white kitten runs down the path after them.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Final Mewsings: Funny how we apologize to cats for them scaring us!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cats in this film!


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The Whisperers (1967)

The Whisperers poster

Seven Pines
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.

The Whisperers - tabby and white cat far down steps

The Whisperers - tabby and white cat on top step under credits

The Whisperers - white cat walking along wall under credits

The Whisperers - white cat jumping to higher wall under credits

The Whisperers - tabby cat walking along wall under credits

The Whisperers - tabby cat about to jump down from wall

A little black cat with a deformed ear runs away when Mrs. Ross walks down the street.

The Whisperers - little black cat with deformed ear

A tabby cat is in a garbage can but jumps down as Mrs. Ross approaches.

The Whisperers - tabby cat in garbage can as Mrs. Ross Edith Evans walks up steps

The Whisperers - tabby cat jumps down from garbage can as Mrs. Ross Edith Evans walks up steps

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.

The Whisperers - black kitten beside unconscious Mrs. Ross Edith Evans lying on ground

The Whisperers - black kitten beside unconscious Mrs. Ross Edith Evans lying on ground

Another black cat (or perhaps the same one?) is seen crossing the road.

The Whisperers - black cat crossing 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.

The Whisperers - black cat eating from garbage can beside Mrs. Ross Edith Evans

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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Mr. Love (1985)

Mr. Love poster

Enigma Productions
Starring:
 Barry Jackson, Maurice Denham
Directed by: Roy Battersby

Synopsis: Donald Lovelace (Barry Jackson) is a soft-spoken public park gardener who earns a reputation for being able to please women.

Kitty Cameo: In additional to caring for the grounds of the park, Mr. Lovelace also cares for various animals. In one scene he is taking a tabby cat out of a cage.

Mr. Love - Donald Lovelace Barry Jackson removing tabby cat wearing bandage from cage

Mr. Love - Donald Lovelace Barry Jackson removing tabby cat wearing bandage from cage

The cat has a bandage around its neck, indicating it has been hurt and Mr. Lovelace is caring for it. He handles the cat very gently.

Mr. Love - Donald Lovelace Barry Jackson holding tabby cat wearing bandage

Mr. Love - Donald Lovelace Barry Jackson holding tabby cat wearing bandage

Mr. Lovelace then places the cat in the arms of his friend Theo (Maurice Denham).

Mr. Love - Theo Maurice Denham holding tabby cat on lap

The cat must be feeling better, as it jumps down moments later and is not seen again.

Mr. Love - tabby cat jumping down in background

Mr. Love - tabby cat walking on ground in background

Final Mewsings: Men who can please women and cats are keepers.


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Little Women (1994)

Little Women poster

Columbia Pictures Corporation
Starring:
 Winona Ryder, Claire Danes
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. The March sisters come of age while awaiting the return of their father who is fighting in the American Civil War.

Kitty Cameos: A female tabby cat lives in the March home and is first seen sitting on the desk beside Jo (Winona Ryder) as she writes her stories late at night.

Little Women - tabby cat sitting next to Jo Winona Ryder as she writes

Little Women - tabby cat sitting next to Jo Winona Ryder as she writes

Later in the film, Jo and her sister Beth (Claire Danes) are bringing logs to the woodpile outside the house. Some kittens are sitting on the pile and as the girls finish they gather the kittens and take them inside. Presumably the kittens are those of the mother tabby cat.

Little Women - Jo Winona Ryder and Beth Claire Danes at the woodpile with kittens

Little Women - Jo Winona Ryder and Beth Claire Danes at the woodpile with kittens

Little Women - Beth Claire Danes holding white and Siamese kittens

Little Women - Beth Claire Danes with white kitten over shoulder

Little Women - Beth Claire Danes walking indoors with white kitten over shoulder

The tabby cat is next seen wearing a bonnet as the March sisters enact a play. The cat is playing the part of the Countess de Montanescu. According to the director the human actresses enjoyed filming this play-acting scene but the cat actor wasn’t as thrilled.

Little Women - tabby cat in bonnet close up

Little Women - Jo Winona Ryder and Meg Trini Alvarado play acting with tabby cat in bonnet

Little Women - Meg Trini Alvarado holding up tabby cat in bonnet

The tabby cat and her kittens return in a later scene when the girls are gathered around Amy in her bed, playing with and petting the kittens. The mother cat is sitting nearby in a separate shot.

Little Women - Beth Claire Danes with tabby cat nearby

Little Women - girls in bed with kittens

Little Women - girls in bed with kittens

Little Women - girls in bed with kittens

Final Mewsings: Little women love little kittens.


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