Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers poster

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
 Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn, Nancy Kilgas
Directed by: Stanley Donen

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

Synopsis: Adam (Howard Keel) is a mountain man who travels into town to claim a wife. But when his brothers see this they all want wives for themselves.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene the brothers sneak into town to kidnap the women they want for their wives. The youngest brother, Gideon (Russ Tamblyn) meows outside the window of Alice (Nancy Kilgas). The mother speculates that someone let their orange tabby cat Pansy outside. Alice’s suitor goes out to check and is about to hit Gideon with a shovel when another brother interferes. Realizing he has to hurry, Gideon starts meowing frantically. Reverend Elcott (Ian Wolfe) comments that Pansy sounds like she has the croup. Alice goes to check and seconds later Pansy appears, walking up to the mother and jumping in her lap. Not seeing this, Alice goes outside only to be kidnapped by Gideon.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - orange tabby cat Pansy running to woman

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - orange tabby cat Pansy in woman's lap

Final Mewsings: Cats are not complicit when people impersonate them.

Many thanks to John Cawley of Hollywood Danes for spotting this quick kitty!

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