Pat Sullivan Cartoons
Directed by: Otto Messmer
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Felix the Cat rescues a boy from a dog and is promised a home for life but the boy’s father has other ideas.
Cartoon Cat: The short starts with a boy trying to steal apples from a yard and being chased up a tree by a dog. The dog gets hold of the boy’s pants when Felix spots the trouble and comes to the rescue.
Felix fights the dog and finally uses his tail as a club to knock the dog out.
The boy is so grateful he promises Felix a home and carries him to his house.
Unfortunately the boy’s father is a cat hater and throws Felix out immediately.
The father also beats the boy and tells him no cats are allowed in the house.
Felix does his famous thinking walk as he tries to decide what to do.
Felix uses his tail to screw a hole in the ground and gets back in the house that way.
Noticing some flies dancing on the man’s head, Felix hits upon the idea of getting rid of them to make the father like him. He then hits the father on the head with a straightened question mark.
The father hits Felix and he flies out of the house through the wall.
Undaunted, Felix calls up the boy’s house and then goes through the telephone line to get in.
Felix dances for the boy until the father sees them and chases Felix out again, this time with a shotgun.
The end of the short appears to be missing but apparently Felix gets his revenge by leaving stinky cheese in the house and drawing all the mouse there.
Final Mewsings: A cat who is determined to get in your house will get in your house.