Alfred Hitchcock Presents – “Miss Paisley’s Cat”

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 3 DVD

Original Air Date: December 22, 1957
Starring: Dorothy Stickney, Harry Tyler, Raymond Bailey
Directed by: Justus Addiss

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

Synopsis: Miss Paisley (Dorothy Stickney) is a lonely older woman who is surprised when an orange tabby cat wanders in through her window one day.  She comes to love the cat, but her downstairs neighbor, a tough-handed bookie, makes it known he hates the cat.  So when Stanley is murdered, Miss Paisley finds herself thinking of revenge.

Featured Feline: The orange tabby cat named Stanley steals the show in his scenes.  Looking like a rough and tumble alley cat, Stanley has an irresistable onscreen charm, making it very believable that Miss Paisley would take him in and care for him.  She is very afraid her downstairs neighbor will do something dreadful to her cat.

Bachelor Father - The Richest Cat with kittens

Unfortunately Miss Paisley’s concerns for Stanley are well-founded.  It’s just a shame that Stanley only lasts through half of the episode.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Miss Paisley's Cat Stanley cat

Final Mewsings: Don’t mess with a lonely woman’s cat!

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