Yukon Jake (1924)

Mack Sennett Comedies
Starring:
 Ben Turpin, Natalie Kingston, Kalla Pasha
Directed by: Del Lord

Synopsis: Cyclone Bill (Ben Turpin) works hard to keep law and order as the sheriff of Mustang Gulch but he may have met his match in the ruthless outlaw Yukon Jake (Kalla Pasha).

Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film Cyclone Bill rides into town on his white horse to restore law and order.  A black cat is crossing the street as he arrives.

Yukon Jake - black cat walks across street then stops

The black cat stops and arches its back.

Yukon Jake - black cat arches back in street

Seconds later Cyclone’s horse comes to a screeching halt in front of the cat (which is now a fake cat in full back arch).  It’s not clear if the horse stops because he is frightened of the cat or if he doesn’t want the cat to cross his path.  Either way Cyclone Bill flies off and slides down the street.

Yukon Jake - horse screeches to stop in front of black cat

Final Mewsings: Horses know you should always brake for cats!


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