Tag Archives: Kitty Cameo

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island poster

20th Century Fox
Starring:
 Sidney Toler, Sen Yung
Directed by: Norman Foster

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

Synopsis: Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) senses a murder when his friend suddenly dies on a flight from Honolulu to Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.

Kitty Cameo: In the course of his investigation, Charlie Chan approaches the home of a noted mystique known as Zodiac. As he approaches the mansion, a black cat is seen sitting on a windowsill with a man looking out from behind the curtains.

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island - black cat on windowsill

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island - black cat on windowsill with man peeking out from behind curtains

Later Charlie Chan approaches the house again. This time the black cat crosses his path and disappears.

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island - black cat crossing Charlie Chan's path

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island - black cat crossing Charlie Chan's Sidney Toler path animated gif

Final Mewsings: We firmly believe the black cat brought Charlie Chan good luck!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this movie.


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Motherhood (2009)

Motherhood poster

John Wells Productions
Starring:
 Uma Thurman, Alice Drummond
Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

Synopsis: The harried day in the life of a Manhattan mother named Eliza (Uma Thurman) who struggles against ridiculous obstacles on the path to preparing a party for her six-year-old daughter.

Kitty Cameo: Eliza and her family live in an old apartment building and her next door neighbor is an elderly woman named Edith (Alice Drummond). Edith owns a tuxedo cat named Lady who sometimes slips out through the open door of Edith’s apartment, which the poor woman has a tendency to leave open.

Motherhood - tuxedo cat Lady trying to get out of apartment door

In the middle of the movie Eliza takes a moment out of her crazy busy day to bring Edith some orange juice and tins of cat food which she has picked up for her. We see the disarray in Edith’s apartment as she sits on the bed petting Lady.

Motherhood - Edith Alice Drummond petting tuxedo cat Lady on bed

Motherhood - Edith Alice Drummond petting tuxedo cat Lady on bed

Lady is only seen one more time when she once again walks out of the cracked door of Edith’s apartment. Eliza’s daughter (Celina Vignaud) runs over to pet Lady and then asks her mom if she can get a cat as well.

Motherhood - tuxedo cat Lady walking through door into corridor

Motherhood - little girl Celina Vignaud approaching tuxedo cat Lady in corridor

Motherhood - little girl Celina Vignaud petting tuxedo cat Lady in corridor

Final Mewsings: Busy moms find time to take care of everyone, even the neighbor’s cat!


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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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I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)

I Was a Teenage Zombie poster

Periclean
Starring:
 Michael Rubin, Steve McCoy
Directed by: John Elias Michalakis

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

Synopsis: After incurring the wrath of a zombie drug dealer, a group of teenage boys decide to fight fire with fire by making one of their own a good zombie to fight back.

Purr Blur: Near the beginning of the film the boys are approaching the house of a guy named Moon. As they reach the top of the steps, a cat can barely be seen running behind the house.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - cat running behind house ahead of boys coming up steps

Kitty Cameo:  After turning into a zombie, Dan (Michael Rubin) stays in the storeroom of the soda shop doing odd jobs for the proprietor. In one scene he is seen sitting by a cat who is eating from a bowl. Dan then gets up and walks away.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin sitting in front of cat drinking from bowl

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin walking away from cat drinking from bowl

Later in the film another segment of this shot is used again, this time showing zombie Dan setting down the bowl as the cat approaches and then petting the cat as it starts to eat.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin petting cat drinking from bowl

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t mind zombies as long as they are fed!


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Redneck Zombies (1989)

Redneck Zombies poster

Full Moon Pictures
Starring:
 Pericles Lewnes, Tyrone Taylor
Directed by: Pericles Lewnes

Synopsis: A group of backwood rednecks start a zombie apocolypse when they get the bright idea to use a barrel full of nuclear waste as their still.

Kitty Cameo: As Elly May (Pericles Lewnes) is driving around delivering the moonshine, a shot of an orange tabby cat on a roof is seen briefly.

Redneck Zombies - orange tabby cat sitting on roof

Redneck Zombies - orange tabby cat sitting on roof

Final Mewsings: Cats are smart enough to get to high ground before the zombies run wild.

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


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