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Beethoven’s Big Break (2008)

Beethoven's Big Break poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Jonathan Silverman, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed by: Mike Elliott

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

Synopsis: Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) is a single father who has his hands full when he finds himself with a giant St. Bernard who seems destined to become a star.

Kitty Cameos: As an animal trainer, Eddie owns several different animals which are kept in cages, including a cat that is seen several times.

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

During a movie audition, a rival animal wrangler named Sal (Stephen Tobolowsky) is trying to talk the director into using a cat instead of a dog as the lead. He holds a very large tabby cat, the size of which is commented upon by Patricia (Rhea Perlman)

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat in man's arms

Beethoven's Big Break - Sal Stephen Tobolowsky holding heavy set tabby cat in arms

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat in man's arms

Suddenly Beethoven disrupts the audition when he chases an iguana through a backdrop. Sal is startled and falls over, throwing the cat to one side.

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat flying from Sal's arms

The cat is shown landing on its feet some distance away. According to the American Humane Association, the cat was tossed gently onto stunt pads for the flying segment, but still seems to land rather hard on a wood floor in the last shot.

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat landing on hardwood floor

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like to audition.


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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.

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


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Furthest Witness (2017)

Furthest Witness poster

Arctic Rabbit Pictures
Starring:
 Aaron Stanford, Teri Reeves
Directed by: Adam Del Giudice

Synopsis: Kyle Braddock (Aaron Stanford) runs a solo protection program, providing witnesses with safe passage to Mexico, but things go awry when he falls for his latest passenger and finds himself the target of a killer.

Purr Blur: In one scene a car pulls up to a gate at night. As Kyle gets out and opens the gate, a long-haired cat appears out of nowhere and runs inside, pausing briefly as Kyle gets back into his car and pulls through. The cat casually just saunters away.

Furthest Witness - long-haired cat running in through open gate at night

Furthest Witness - long-haired cat running in through open gate at night

Furthest Witness - long-haired cat running in through open gate at night

Final Mewsings: Wonder how long that cat was waiting there for someone to open the gate!


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Kvinnors väntan (1952)

Secrets of Women poster

English Title: Waiting Women
Also Known As: Secrets of Women
Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Starring:
 Maj-Britt Nilsson, Anita Björk
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

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

Synopsis: Three sisters-in-law share stories about the relationships with their husbands while waiting for the men to arrive at a secluded cabin retreat.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): The second of the three stories told is that of Marta (Maj-Britt Nilsson) who explains how she became pregnant by an artist named Martin (Birger Malmsten) who found himself suddenly having to quit painting and join the family business. Marta keeps the pregnancy secret and has the baby alone. As she wakes up one day towards the end of her expectancy in her parents’ apartment, she walks into the bathroom to splash some water on herself to cool off. A small, dark cat is sitting in the hallway as she approaches.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in hallway as Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson approaches

She stops to lean down and push the cat aside, not roughly but still the kitten wasn’t really in her way. She then continues to the bathroom.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in hallway pushed aside as Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson passes

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in hallway watching Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson walk into other room

The cat is later seen in the middle of the living room as Marta looks out a window.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in living room with Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson at window

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in living room with Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson at window

The kitten is next on a mantel as Marta makes a phone call, watching as she hangs up the receiver.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten on mantel

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten on mantel as hand reaches to hang up phone

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten on mantel as hand reaches to hang up phone

As Marta prepares to walk to the hospital, she stops in front of a mirror. The kitten is in her bag!

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in bag with Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson

Marta takes the kitten to the hospital with her and is petting it in the waiting room.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten being petted by Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson in hospital waiting room

When Marta is finally seen by a nurse, the woman is surprised to see the cat. But she simply asks a younger nurse to take the kitten from Marta. This is done very kindly and gently, but the kitten is not seen again even after Marta gives birth.

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson bag in admission area of hospital with nurses

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten in Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson bag in admission area of hospital with nurses

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten being taken from Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson by nurse in admission area of hospital

Secrets of Women - small dark kitten being taken from Marta Maj-Britt Nilsson by nurse in admission area of hospital

Final Mewsings: Why would anyone trade in a cat for a baby?


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Beethoven (1992)

Beethoven poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Charles Grodin, Dean Jones
Directed by: Brian Levant

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

Synopsis: A large St. Bernard named Beethoven adopts the Newton family but also catches the attention of an unscrupulous veterinarian.

Kitty Cameo: As a puppy, Beethoven escapes from some dognappers who work for the evil vet and finds himself wandering the streets. As he passes a picket fence a white cat is sitting out of view.

Beethoven - white cat sitting by fence as St. Bernard puppy Beethoven approaches

Beethoven - white cat sitting by fence as St. Bernard puppy Beethoven approaches

As the puppy rounds the corner the white cat hisses and then swipes at the puppy, causing him to scurry away.

Beethoven - white cat sitting on front walk of house

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house

This action was achieved by the dog actor being led toward the cat actor, who was held in place by a tie down, causing the cat to react and hiss.

Beethoven - white cat sitting on front walk of house closer

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house at St. Bernard puppy Beethoven animated gif

Purr Blur:  Later in the film a woman is sitting with a Siamese cat in a carrier in the evil veterinarian’s office.

Beethoven - woman sitting in waiting room with Siamese cat in carrier

Final Mewsings: Cats aren’t fans of movies starring dogs.


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