Haunted Spooks (1920)

Haunted Spooks poster

Pathé Exchange
 Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe
Directed by: Hal Roach, Alf Goulding

Synopsis: A girl (Mildred Davis) stands to inherit a Southern plantation provided she and her husband move in for one year.  First problem, she doesn’t have a husband, so a boy (Harold Lloyd) is brought in to fill the part.  Second problem, her greedy uncle (Wallace Howe) wants the estate for himself and will do whatever he can to scare the newlyweds away.

Kitty Cameo: The second half of this short film takes place in the plantation home and is essential a comedic fright picture with all of the usual clichés.  Of course this has to include a cat, which is sitting on a high cabinet in the kitchen.

Haunted Spooks - cat on high cabinet

The cat is startled by something and jumps down, knocking a huge amount of dishes from a table and scaring everyone around.

Haunted Spooks - cat startled on on high cabinet

Final Mewsings: Cats: the scare comedy’s go-to laugh getters.

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