The Buccaneers (1924)

Hal Roach Studios
 Joe Cobb, Mickey Daniels, Jackie Condon
Directed by: Mark Goldaine, Robert F. McGowan

Synopsis: The Gang play pirates and attempt to build a pirate ship so they can take to the high seas.

Cat Cattle Call: In one scene Joe (Joe Cobb) is told by his mother to buy some fish.  She gives him the money and he goes to the fish seller where he orders several fish.  The man gives them to him wrapped in brown paper.  As Joe walks home one of the fish falls onto the ground.  A cat runs over and quickly starts eating it.

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - cat eating fish

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - cat behind Joe eating fish

As Joe walks back home more fish fall out of his package and more and more cats come out of the woodwork to take advantage of the free meal.

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - cat on porch running to get fish

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - cats on street eating fish

Pretty soon there are countless happy cats in Joe’s wake.

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - Joe walks down street dropping fish and cats are gathering

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - happy cats eating fish on street

By the time he arrives home there are still two little kittens following him.  Joe hands the package to his mother and she is angry to see it only contains one fish.

Our Gang - The Buccaneers - Joe arrives home with two kittens following him

Final Mewsings: Cats are definitely opportunists!

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