Such is Life (1924)

Century Film
Starring:
 Baby Peggy, Tommy Wonder
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding

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

Synopsis: An updated version of The Little Match Girl finds Baby Peggy wandering the snowy streets selling her wares.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In one scene Baby Peggy is sitting on the snowy sidewalk when she sees a black cat in the street.

Such is Life - tuxedo cat in street

Such is Life - Baby Peggy sees black cat in street

She runs out to play with the kitty but a big, fancy automobile knocks her to the ground next to the cat.

Such is Life - Baby Peggy runs to black cat in street

Such is Life - car bumps Baby Peggy down by black cat in street

Such is Life - Baby Peggy lying next to black cat in street

Baby Peggy gets up and tells off the driver, who is a rich woman. The woman berates Baby Peggy but Baby Peggy gives it right back to her. A street urchin (Tommy Wonder) notices that Baby Peggy loves the doll the rich woman’s daughter is carrying, and so he brings her a rag doll he finds in the trash. The black cat is standing behind them.

Such is Life - Baby Peggy turning to car with tuxedo cat in street

Such is Life - tuxedo cat standing behind Baby Peggy and urchin Tommy Wonder

Such is Life - tuxedo cat standing behind Baby Peggy and urchin Tommy Wonder

After receiving the doll, Baby Peggy makes a face at the rich daughter. A close up of the black cat with a white patch beneath its chin is then seen.

Such is Life - close up of black cat with white patch under chin

Such is Life - close up of black cat with white patch under chin

Purr Blur:  Late in the short Baby Peggy has managed to crash a birthday party for the rich daughter when the house catches on fire. In a quick shot the family’s servant is seen running from the home carrying a cage that contains a black cat.

Such is Life - servant running from house with black cat in a cage

Such is Life - servant running from house with black cat in a cage

Final Mewsings: Street cats and kids don’t take no crap from no one!


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