April Showers (1948)

April Showers poster

Warner Bros.
 Jack Carson, Ann Sheridan, Robert Alda
Directed by: James V. Kern

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

Synopsis: A vaudeville couple, Joe and June Tyme (Jack Carson and Ann Sheridan), find their act is outdated and no longer selling.  But when their son Buster (Robert Ellis) joins them on stage they find success, until difficulty sends Joe Tyme into an alcoholic tailspin, threatening both the act and the family.

Purr Blur: June and Buster end up with a replacement for Joe but when they are traveling through San Francisco Buster jumps off the train to visit his father, concerned that the new man is trying to come between his mother and father.  Buster makes his way to a flop house in the city and as he approaches the building a cat can be seen crossing the street near him.

April Showers - cat crossing street

The cat stops and pokes its head into an overturned garbage can as Buster stands looking up at the building.

April Showers - cat looking into toppled garbage can

Final Mewsings: One man’s garbage is another cat’s dinner.

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