Noah Put the Cat Out (1922)

Herbert M. Dawley Production
Directed by:
 Tony Sarg

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

Synopsis: One of Tony Sarg’s Almanac shorts animated using cutouts in which Noah deals with a cantankerous cat on board the Ark.

Cartoon Cats: The film begins with different animals boarding the ark, including a pair of cats.

Noah Put the Cat Out - cat talking to Noah

Noah Put the Cat Out - cat boarding Ark

Once on board, a mouse sees that the cat is carrying a load of fleas.

Noah Put the Cat Out - sitting cat with fleas

Later the cat gets into the animals’ food bucket and helps him (or her) self.

Noah Put the Cat Out - cat approaching Noah and food bucket

Noah Put the Cat Out - cat with head inside food bucket and Noah

Noah scolds the cat and finally takes the pair and throws them overboard.

Noah Put the Cat Out - Noah scolding cat

Noah Put the Cat Out - Noah carrying cats to side of Ark

The cats are last seen sitting together on a beam above the water.

Noah Put the Cat Out - two cats sitting on beam above water

Final Mewsings: Well we know the cats somehow survived the Flood!


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