The Alley Cat (1941)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Starring:
 Harry Lang
Directed by: Hugh Harman

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

Synopsis: A beautiful society cat flirts from her balcony with a mischievous alley cat (voiced by Harry Lang).  The butler sics his bulldog Rover on the courting couple to break up the romance.

Cartoon Cats: The beautiful sleek white society feline fatale is apparently bored with her every day routine of pampered service by the family butler.  She acts very snobbish towards him and even turns up her nose at the fish he presents.

The Alley Cat - female society cat on couch

She wanders onto her balcony to look at the moon and smell the flowers, catching the attention of a tough black alley cat below.

The Alley Cat - male alley cat sees female society cat on balcony

While the society cat turns her back on the alley cat, she still says hello and openly flirts with him.

The Alley Cat - female society cat flirts

The alley cat enlists his friends to serenade the beautiful cat.

The Alley Cat - cats crooning on fence

 This is what causes the butler to sic the dog on them.

The Alley Cat - Alley cat looking down at bulldog looking through fence

The alley cat manages to hold his own very well against the dog, even managing to sneak inside for a quick rhumba with the lady fair.

The Alley Cat - society cat and alley cat dancing

Even after all is said and done and the alley cat, dog and butler have all but destroyed the house, the female cat seems unfazed by it all.

The Alley Cat - female society cat on wrecked couch in ruins

And the alley cat continues to woo her from below.

The Alley Cat - alley cats serenading from fence

Final Mewsings: Cats couldn’t care less about social barriers.


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