The Nightshirt Bandit (1938)

Columbia Pictures Corporation
Starring:
 Charley Chase, Phyllis Barry
Directed by: Jules White

Synopsis: Newly hired crimimology Professor Chase (Charley Chase) is appalled to find out that he is the somnambulistic kleptomaniac the campus has been looking for.

Kitty Cameo: Charley’s wife (Phyllis Barry) is in bed, unaware of her husband’s nighttime thievery. She is kept awake by a tuxedo cat which is yowling on the back fence. The cat is seen briefly.

The Nightshirt Bandit - tuxedo cat sitting on fence

The sound of the cat screeching can be heard throughout a conversation between Chase and his wife, but when the cat is shown again with a terrier barking at it the cat seems completely relaxed.

The Nightshirt Bandit - tuxedo cat sitting on fence

This same footage was recycled in the Andy Clyde’s 1956 remake of the film called Pardon My Nightshirt.

The Nightshirt Bandit - tuxedo cat sitting on fence

Final Mewsings: This is the calmest supposedly screeching cat we have ever seen!


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