The Duellists (1977)

The Duellists poster

Paramount Pictures
 Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel
Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis: An officer in Napoleon’s army named d’Hubert (Keith Carradine) finds himself embroiled in a decades-long series of duels with Feraud (Harvey Keitel), a man who will not stop challenging him until he has achieved satisfaction.

Kitty Cameo: In one early scene Feraud is seen arm wrestling in a tent with another soldier.  A man is lying in front of them with a small kitten on his chest.

The Duellists - cat lying on officer's chest

When Feraud finishes he walks over to the man and takes the kitten from him, asking if he knows d’Hubert.  The man says he does.

The Duellists - cat lying on officer's chest with Feraud Harvey Keitel sitting nearby

The Duellists - Feraud Harvey Keitel holding up kitten as he talks to officer

Feraud holds the kitten as he infers he wants the man to ask d’Hubert to duel again with him.

The Duellists - Feraud Harvey Keitel looking at kitten with officer

Final Mewsings: Kittens stay out of squabbles between men.

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