Thriller – “The Merriweather File”

Thriller DVD

Original Air Date: February 14, 1961
Starring: Boris Karloff, Bethel Leslie
Directed by: John Brahm

Synopsis: A housewife named Ann Merriweather (Bethel Leslie) is almost killed by an unknown assailant in her home, leading to a series of strange occurrences.

Purr Blur: In the opening scene someone breaks into the Merriweather’s kitchen, turns on the gas and leaves. Ann is awakened by the sound of a cat meowing and then a loud clatter from the kitchen. She gets up to investigate and when she opens the door to the kitchen a tabby cat runs out.

Thriller - The Merriweather File - tabby cat running out of kitchen

Thriller - The Merriweather File - tabby cat running out of kitchen animated gif

The cat is only mentioned once more after this and not seen again. In fact the Merriweathers end up buying a dog for protection!

Final Mewsings: That’s no way to repay a cat for saving your life!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for spotting this quick cat for us!


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