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Foreign Friday bannerForushande (2016)

The Salesman poster

English Title: The Salesman
Arte France Cinéma
Starring:
 Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Synopsis: Emad and Rana Etesami (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti) move into a new apartment where Rana is assaulted, leaving Emad desperate to find the culprit.

Kitty Cameos: Finding themselves homeless at the start of the film, a friend named Babak (Babak Karimi) shows the couple an apartment in his building. When they arrive a large tuxedo cat is meowing outside the door. Rana picks up the cat and carries it away, treating it kindly.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini, Rana Etesami Taraneh Alidoosti and Babak Karimi at apartment with large tuxedo cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini, Rana Etesami Taraneh Alidoosti and Babak Karimi at apartment with large tuxedo cat

Another tabby cat is seen in the background seconds later and moves down the stairs.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi at apartment with tabby cat in background

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi at apartment with tabby cat in background

When Emad comes home one night he finds the door of the apartment open. As he calls for Rana, a cat runs outside.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini enters apartment as cat runs outside

Later in the film Emad is trying to find a vehicle which can be opened by a set of keys left in the apartment. As he tries the door of a blue truck, a Bengal tabby cat can be seen moving from beneath the parked vehicle.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini checking truck on street with Bengal tabby cat beneath

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini checking truck on street with Bengal tabby cat beneath

The same cat is in the street and moves away as Emad walks further down.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

Near the end of the film, Babak is moving the furniture the former tenant left behind. As he removes a cover, a little tabby kitten is in amongst the items.

The Salesman - tabby kitten in amongst items

The Salesman - tabby kitten in amongst items

Babak picks up the kitten gently, asking what it is doing there.

The Salesman - tabby kitten being picked up

The Salesman - tabby kitten being picked up

Final Mewsings: When looking for apartments, cat residents are a definite plus!


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Robin Hood (1991)

Robin Hood poster

20th Century Fox Television
Starring:
 Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman
Directed by: John Irvin

Synopsis: Another movie version of the classic tale of Robin Hood, the bandit who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Purr Blur: In a banquet scene, an orange tabby cat is seen sitting on the table eating food from a plate.

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Final Mewsings: Cats were all about banquets in medieval times!

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


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The Paleface (1948)

The Paleface poster

Paramount Pictures
Starring:
 Bob Hope, Jane Russell
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

This review contains a very mild Kitty Carnage Warning!

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

Synopsis: Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) is coerced by the government to find out who is smuggling arms to the Indians. In turn she tricks a hapless dentist named Painless Peter Potter (Bob Hope) into helping her.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): Late in the movie Painless is sneaking into an undertaker’s office where they suspect the arms are being stored. As he makes his way through the night, a black cat suddenly jumps out of a barrel in front of him in true spring-loaded cat fashion.

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming out of barrel

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming out of barrel

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming out of barrel animated gif

Painless makes a great effort to climb through a transom to get into the undertaker’s place. Once done the front door starts to slowly open. Painless pulls his gun and waits for the intruder. It turns out to the be same black cat coming in through the open door!

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming through door

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming through door

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat coming through door animated gif

Painless finds himself about to be caught by the bad guys when they suddenly arrive, so he climbs onto a table and puts a sheet over himself to appear as if he is a corpse. But the black cat isn’t done with him yet! The cat appears and jumps up under the sheet!

The Paleface - black cat about to climb dynamite crates

The Paleface - black cat climbing dynamite crates to crawl under sheet animated gif

The cat makes its way up Painless’ body under the sheet then sits with its tail in Painless’ face, waving it back and forth across his nose.

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope startled by black cat's tail under his nose

Kitty Carnage Warning!  Finally Painless gets fed up and bites the cat’s tail. The cat goes flying from the table with a screech, taking the sheet with him and leaving Painless to defend himself against the bad guys. The saving grace of this scene is the fact that it’s obvious the cat tail and flying cat are both fake.

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope looking at black cat's rear end in front of his face

The Paleface - Painless Potter Bob Hope biting black cat's tail

Final Mewsings: Friendly cats don’t understand espionage.


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Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Touchstone Pictures
Starring:
 Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow
Directed by: David Mirkin

Synopsis: Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are two BFFs who face the prospect of going to their high school reunion.

Kitty Cameo: A long-haired ginger tabby cat who is never named lives with the girls. While it isn’t made clear if the cat belongs to one or the other or both, the cat is first seen lying beside Michele on her bed as the girls watch Pretty Woman on television.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed beside Michele Lisa Kudrow with Romy Mira Sorvino

Moments later the cat is seen on a bed in the background as the girls look at the clothes they picked to wear for the day.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - out of focus long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

The cat is last seen on the couch behind the girls after they break their pre-reunion diet and sit in misery, having been unable to better themselves before the big day. The cat is licking on a ham bone.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Final Mewsings: Cats like it when women break their diets!

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


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