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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

Police Academy 6 poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Bubba Smith, David Graf
Directed by: Peter Bonerz

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

Synopsis: The bumbling officers of the Academy find themselves facing bumbling but successful crooks who are pulling off major heists all over the city.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In one scene Hightower (Bubba Smith) is undercover as a milkman. As he approaches a building, a tabby cat is sitting nearby. The usually surly officer pauses and greets the kitty, then gets a little container and pours out some milk, talking cutesy to the cat as he does so. “Let’s just keep this between me and you,” Hightower suggests to the cat when finished.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman approaching orange tabby cat on steps

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman with orange tabby cat on steps

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman pouring milk for orange tabby cat on steps

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman with orange tabby cat on steps

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman with orange tabby cat drinking milk on steps

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Hightower Bubba Smith dressed as milkman with orange tabby cat drinking milk on steps

Kitty Cameo:  In a later scene Tackleberry (David Graf) confronts the main bad guy Ace (Gerrit Graham). A gray cat is seen just briefly running along a pipe, solely to knock off an empty peach can which the men then shoot to show their marksmanship skills. If you look closely, you can see the string which really pulls the can down as the cat passes.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - gray cat running along pipe

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - gray cat running along pipe by can

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - gray cat running along pipe knocking off can

Final Mewsings: Tough guys aren’t afraid to love cats!

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


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Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Portrait of Jennie poster

The Selznick Studio
Starring:
 Joseph Cotten, Florence Bates
Directed by: William Dieterle

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

Synopsis: Artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) finds inspiration in a mysterious young woman named Jennie (Jennifer Jones).

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In an early scene, Eben returns to his apartment building and tries to get up the stairs quietly without alerting the landlady Mrs. Jekes (Florence Bates) to his presence. But she catches him on the stairs wanting her rent. He is only able to give her five dollars. When she goes back into her apartment she sits down with her friend Mrs. Bunce (Esther Somers). During their conversation an adorable little cat walks back and forth on the couch between them.

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers animated gif

The cat seems preoccupied with hoping one of the two ladies has something to eat, sniffing at whatever they are holding in hopes of it being food.

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Final Mewsings: Somebody please feed the kitty!


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La macchina ammazzacattivi (1952)

The Machine That Kills Bad People poster

English Title: The Machine That Kills Bad People
Tevere Film
Starring:
 Gennaro Pisano
Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

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

Synopsis: Celestino Esposito (Gennaro Pisano) is a photographer who is given a special camera by a demon which has the ability to snuff out the life of people who are purportedly being bad.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Celestino runs into his shop. A kitten is sitting up high on a wall when he enters. This cat is not seen again.

The Machine That Kills People - kitten sitting on high wall in building looking down

The Machine That Kills People - kitten sitting on high wall in building looking down

Purr Blur:  In another scene Celestino runs to the church and looks in through the gates. A tabby cat is walking by the church in the background.

The Machine That Kills People - cat in background walking by church

The Machine That Kills People - cat in background walking by church

Final Mewsings: Cats aren’t bad, but they still don’t like having their picture taken.


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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Drop Dead Fred poster

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Starring:
 Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall
Directed by: Ate de Jong

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

Synopsis: Lizzie Cronin (Phoebe Cates) has a run a bad luck as an adult and matters aren’t helped when her destructive imaginary childhood friend Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall) comes back into her life.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Lizzie is thinking back to some of the pranks Drop Dead Fred pulled. A childhood friend asks if she remembers when she and Fred borrowed his father’s electric razor. The scene flashes back to a doorway where the razor is shown being held out by Fred. There is then a meowing and buzzing and fur is shown flying. Fred then holds out the long-haired orange and white cat whose mid-section has been shaved.

Drop Dead Fred - long-haired orange and white cat held up in doorway

Drop Dead Fred - long-haired orange and white cat held up with middle shaved in doorway

Drop Dead Fred - long-haired orange and white cat held up with middle shaved in doorway

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t appreciate buzz cuts.


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Les Maudits (1947)

Led Maudits DVD

English Title: The Damned
Spéva Films
Starring:
 Henri Vidal, Jo Dest, Florence Marly, Anne Campion
Directed by: René Clément

Synopsis: In the final days of World War II, a group of Nazi personnel and sympathizers board a U-boat bound for South America where they hope to establish a stronghold once the war is won. Along the way they are forced to kidnap a doctor (Henri Vidal), who is forced to undertake the trans-Atlantic voyage with them. But later they receive word that Hitler is dead and their plans go badly awry.

Kitty Cameo: A submarine may be about the last place one would expect to find a cat, but after the doctor is taken aboard he wakes the following morning to see a small black and white cat peeking into his cabin.

Les Maudits - black and white cat in doorway

He gathers the cat into his arms and cuddles it for a moment (only to toss it aside after he is called upon by members of the crew.)

Les Maudits - black and white cat in the doctor's arms

Later, after one of the party escapes the vessel and leaves his daughter Ingrid (Anne Campion) behind she looks for the doctor and finds the cat in his cabin.

Les Maudits - black and white cat sitting on bed

She, too, takes comfort in the cat’s company, holding it tightly.

Les Maudits - black and white cat in Ingrid's arms

At the end of the film the cat is the doctor’s sole companion and we see it briefly sitting beside the table where the doctor is writing down everything which has happened to him.

Les Maudits - black and white cat on floor

Final Mewsings: Every submarine should come with a cat, if only as a comfort item.


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