Category Archives: Orange and White

Musical Monday bannerThe Harvey Girls (1946)

The Harvey Girls poster

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Starring:
 Judy Garland, Marjorie Main
Directed by: George Sidney

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

Synopsis: A train full of beautiful women arrive in a small western town to work as waitresses at a Harvey House restaurant franchise.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene a woman named Sonora Cassidy (Marjorie Main), who is in charge of all the women, is seen opening a window and putting out an orange and white tabby cat. “Good night, Arabella,” Sonora says to the cat, which is not seen again.

The Harvey Girls - Sonora Cassidy Marjorie Main carrying orange and white tabby cat Arabella to window

The Harvey Girls - Sonora Cassidy Marjorie Main putting orange and white tabby cat Arabella out through window

The Harvey Girls - Sonora Cassidy Marjorie Main putting orange and white tabby cat Arabella out through window animated gif

Final Mewsings: If you put a cat out, sometimes it decides to stay out permanently!

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


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Diva (1981)

Diva poster

Les Films Galaxie
Starring:
 Frédéric Andréi, Wilhelmenia Fernandez
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Beineix

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

Synopsis: Mailman Jules (Frédéric Andréi) is an opera fan who secretly records his favorite singer, a tape that many people would like to get their hands on. He also ends up with a very different kind of tape wanted by local crime bosses.

Kitty Cameo: After finding his living space ransacked, Jules goes to stay with his friends who both work for the mail service. In the morning he is told that men came to work looking for him. As he talks with his friend, an orange and white cat is in the kitchen in the background.

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Later in the scene the man calls to the cat, whose name is Ayatollah, saying it is time for breakfast. Ayatollah seems uninterested and later jumps down and walks away, not to be seen again.

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Final Mewsings: Cats usually are very into breakfast!


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Failing Better Now (2010)

Failing Better Now artwork

Twinpool Productions, Unconditional Love Productions
Starring:
 Lindsay Michelle Nader, Julie McNiven, Justin Allen, Joyce DeWitt
Also starring: Eizer, Melanie
Directed by: Keren Atzmon

Synopsis: A quirky little independent film about a 30-year-old aspiring writer named Mia (Lindsay Michelle Nader) who has thus-far led her life in a less-than-consistent manner, much to the chagrin of her mother (Joyce DeWitt) and her married sister Anna (Julie McNiven). While catsitting for Anna, Mia leaves a window open and the cat goes missing. She sets out to find it, meeting a musician named Ethan (Justin Allen) who helps her in the search.

Featured Feline: The cat that goes missing is Bernard (played by Eizer), an orange and white kitty with a lot of screen presence in his brief appearance(s). Also appearing is a really pretty tortoiseshell cat (played by Melanie) which Mia saves from some unscrupulous film students. Unfortunately this movie does not appear to be available on DVD at this time.

Failing Better Now

Final Mewsings: Smoking is bad for cats, especially when you leave the window open.


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