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Robin Hood (1991)

Robin Hood poster

20th Century Fox Television
Starring:
 Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman
Directed by: John Irvin

Synopsis: Another movie version of the classic tale of Robin Hood, the bandit who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Purr Blur: In a banquet scene, an orange tabby cat is seen sitting on the table eating food from a plate.

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Final Mewsings: Cats were all about banquets in medieval times!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this movie!


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ER – “Chicago Heat”

ER Season One DVD

Original Air Date: October 20, 1994
Starring: Sherry Stringfield, John Terry
Directed by: Elodie Keene

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

Synopsis: A hot day in Chicago leads to a hectic time in the ER and personal difficulties for the doctors.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) is surprised when her ne’er do well sister Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) shows up begging her for a place to stay. Susan reluctantly hands over the keys to her apartment, telling Chloe not to let the cat out. When Susan returns to her apartment at the end of the day, she is unhappy to see the long-haired ginger cat, whom she appears to call Poopy, outside in the corridor.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat at feet

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat in arms

Susan picks up the cat and enters the apartment only to find it in complete disarray with the television and VHS machine stolen. Susan sits down on her bed, stunned by the turn of events, when Div (John Terry) enters holding the cat. “The cat was out,” he explains before setting Poopy down and going to comfort Susan.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry setting down long haired ginger cat

Final Mewsings: People who let cats out should not be trusted.

Many thanks to Stevie Holcomb for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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The Mummy Lives (1993)

The Mummy Lives poster

Global Pictures
Starring:
 Tony Curtis, Jacques Cohen
Directed by: Gerry O’Hara

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

Synopsis: A mummy story rehash in which the mummified Aziru (Tony Curtis) comes back from the tomb to seek the lost love he previously stole from his deity of choice.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Aziru, under the guise of Dr. Mohassid, presents a long-haired ginger tabby cat to Lord Maxton (Jacques Cohen), the man who is heading the plundering of the tomb.

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

Lord Maxton accepts the cat graciously although admits he is more of a dog person.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby cat with cronies

The Mummy Lives - close up of long haired ginger tabby cat in Lord Maxton's arms

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis with Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby with cronies

Dr. Mohassid leaves and Maxton and his men start to examine the cat in a most bizarre fashion, mainly just to get the cat’s paws up near Maxton’s face.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

A quick shot shows the cat’s claws raking Maxton’s face. The man holding the cat drops him as Maxton’s face breaks out in horrible boils.

The Mummy Lives - long haired ginger tabby cat scratches Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen on face with cronies animated gif

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding face in pain with cronies and long haired ginger tabby cat

There are also a few seconds showing a cat mummy bursting from its wrappings in a museum, but this is sadly too brief.

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like being manhandled by grave robbers.

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What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath poster

DreamWorks
Starring:
 Michelle Pfeiffer, Micole Mercurio
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Synopsis: Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) becomes convinced that a murdered woman is trying to speak to her from beyond the grave.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Claire visits the mother (Micole Mercurio) of a woman she thinks may be the ghost who is trying to communicate with her. The woman, whose name is Mrs. Frank, owns a ginger tabby cat which she holds on her chest for part of the scene in which they talk.

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

Final Mewsings: If cats can see ghosts they aren’t telling!


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Playing by Heart (1998)

Playing by Heart poster

Miramax
Starring:
 Angelina Jolie, Ryan Phillippe
Directed by: Willard Carroll

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

Synopsis: The stories of several people following their trials and tribulations through love and relationships in Los Angeles.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): One of the stories is about a young woman named Joan (Angelina Jolie) who tries to coax a shy young man named Keenan (Ryan Philippe) to come out of his shell. The first time they meet, Joan is on the phone with her soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend, negotiating about what he can and can’t take from their apartment. She insists on keeping her cat named Blanche. When Joan finally gets Keenan to visit her apartment, he meets Blanche, a surly one-eyed ginger tabby cat who hisses at Keenan before running away.

Playing by Heart - Joan Angelina Jolie and Keenan Ryan Philippe entering apartment with one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche on bookshelf

Playing by Heart - one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche on bookshelf hissing

Playing by Heart - Keenan Ryan Philippe looking at one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche on bookshelf

Playing by Heart - one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche on bookshelf hissing

Playing by Heart - Keenan Ryan Philippe watching one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche jumping down from bookshelf

Playing by Heart - one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche hissing at Keenan Ryan Philippe before jumping down from bookshelf animated gif

Blanche is next seen sitting beside Joan as she talks on the phone.

Playing by Heart - Joan Angelina Jolie on phone beside one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche

Playing by Heart - one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche lying on table

Playing by Heart - Joan Angelina Jolie on phone beside one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche

Later when Joan and Keenan are finally together, he admits that he might even learn to like Blanche.

Playing by Heart - Joan Angelina Jolie and Keenan Ryan Philippe in bed looking back at one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche

Playing by Heart one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche on chest of drawers

The animal actors for the film were provided by trainer Denise Sanders for Bob Dunn’s Animal Services. We don’t know if an actual one-eyed cat was used (or some kind of prosthetic was applied to the cat actor) but one thing we know for sure . . . at least one of the cats playing Blanche was a tom!

Playing by Heart - one eyed ginger tabby cat Blanche running away beneath table

Final Mewsings: Blanche, like her owner, had balls!


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