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The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)

The Horizontal Lieutenant poster

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Starring:
 Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss
Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Synopsis: Second Lieutenant Merle Wye (Jim Hutton) is stationed on a remote island near the end of World War II where he finds himself distracted by the beautiful Lt. Molly Blue (Paula Prentiss) while he attempts to track down a Japanese soldier who has been stealing supplies.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Merle gets chewed out by his superior. Merle then turns to Sergeant Jess Yomura (Lloyd Kino) and yells at him for nothing. Sgt. Yomura then turns on a private who is sweeping nearby and yells at him. The private angrily yells at a dog that is sitting nearby, causing him to go away. As the dog grumpily growls it turns a corner and then sees a calico cat on a metal drum. The dog then barks at the cat, who starts to fight back as the scene ends.

The Horizontal Lieutenant - calico cat on top of metal drum

The Horizontal Lieutenant - dog barking at calico cat on top of metal drum

The Horizontal Lieutenant - calico cat on top of metal drum swiping at dog

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like being at the bottom of the anger totem pole!


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Moon Over Parador (1988)

Moon Over Parador poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia
Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

Synopsis: Actor Jack Noah (Richard Dreyfuss) is shooting a film in the country of Parador and finds himself in the strange position of having to substitute for President Alphonse Simms (also played by Dreyfuss) when the man unexpectedly dies.

Purr Blur: In one scene Simms’ assistant Roberto (Raul Julia) is in the back of a limousine when the man keels over. The limo pulls up to the back of a club and they struggle to carry the lifeless man inside. As they enter a back door, a barely visible calico cat runs out.

Moon Over Parador - calico cat running out of back door of club

Moon Over Parador - calico cat running out of back door of club

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t want to hang around dead bodies.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for spotting the cat in this movie!


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