The Shriek of Araby (1923)

Mack Sennett Comedies
 Ben Turpin, George Cooper
Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Synopsis: This parody of the popular Rudolf Valentino film The Shiek stars Ben Turpin as a daydreaming movie theater lackey who envisions himself as the dashing hero.

Purr Blur: At one point in the film Turpin and his magician friend Presto (George Cooper) are being chased by a lion.  They retreat up a ladder suspended in mid-air.  Presto then turns his wand on the lion, who changes into a tiny black kitten and scampers off screen.

The Shriek of Araby - black kitten after being changed from lion

Final Mewsings: Lions and kittens are both bold at heart.

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