The Shrimp (1930)

Hal Roach Studios
Starring:
 Harry Langdon, Thelma Todd, Nancy Drexel
Directed by: Charles H. Rogers

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

Synopsis: Harry (Harry Langdon) is a timid man who is constantly teased by the residents of the boarding house where he lives.  But when he takes part in an experiment that gives him the courage of a bulldog, everyone better watch out!

Kitty Cameo: At the very end of this early talkie, the scientists come racing into the boarding house looking for the subject of their experiment.  At that moment Harry sees a black and white cat on the sofa nearby.

The Shrimp - black and white cat on sofa

Harry eyes the cat angrily.  The cat rears up to hiss.

The Shrimp - black and white cat on sofa with arched back

The cat then turns and jumps out the window.  Harry follows suit.

The Shrimp - black and white cat jumps over back of sofa

The final shot is of the road outside.  The cat scurries away quickly.  Harry comes chasing after it but gets distracted by a telephone pole.

The Shrimp - black and white cat running down road

Final Mewsings: Cats know when someone is thinking like a dog!


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