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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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Blood and Sand (1941)

Blood and Sand poster

Twentieth Century Fox
Starring:
 Tryone Power, Linda Darnell
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Synopsis: Peasant boy Juan Gallardo (Tyrone Power) rises to fame as a matador.

Purr Blur: In the beginning of the film a young Juan and his friends travel to Madrid. On the way they pass mile markers showing how much further there is to go. On the 300 km marker there is a black cat which is eating some kind of meat as they pass.

Blood and Sand - black cat eating on 300 km marker as boys pass

Blood and Sand - black cat eating on 300 km marker as boy passes

Final Mewsings: Cats appreciate meat left on mile markers!

Many thanks to Kitty L. for letting us know about the cat in this film!


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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Charlie Chan in Paris poster

Fox Film Corporation
Starring:
 Warner Oland, Mary Brian
Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Synopsis: Famed detective Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) heads to Paris where he tries to track down the killers behind a forged bond scheme.

Purr Blur: In one scene Chan is exploring the basement of a building. In the light of a flashlight a black cat can barely be seen jumping down from a counter and scurrying away.

Charlie Chan in Paris - black cat in darkness class=

Final Mewsings: Le chat noir doesn’t stick around to be questioned!


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Shameless – “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing”

Shameless Season Six DVD

Original Air Date: January 10, 2016
Starring: William H. Macy, Steve Howey
Directed by: Christopher Chulack

Synopsis: In the Season 6 opener, Frank deals with loss while Debs deals with pregnancy.

Purr Blur: In one scene Kevin (Steve Howey) is roused from bed by new neighbors who want him to sign a petition. As the women talk, a tuxedo cat can be seen crossing the street behind them.

Shameless - I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing - tuxedo cat crossing street behind new neighbors at Kevin's door

Shameless - I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing - tuxedo cat crossing street behind new neighbors at Kevin's door

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t typically sign petitions, especially without reading them first.

Many thanks to Dadilus for spotting the cat in this episode!


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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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