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Night and the City (1950)

Night and the City poster

Twentieth Century-Fox Productions
Starring:
 Richard Widmark, Googie Withers
Directed by: Jules Dassin

Synopsis: Con man Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is always looking for the next great opportunity and gets in way over his head when he tries to take over the wrestling circuit in London.

Purr Blur: In one scene the wife of Harry’s boss, Helen Nosseross (Googie Withers), is walking down an alley. In the background a cat can be seen lapping water from the ground.

Night and the City - cat drinking water from ground as Helen Googie Withers walks through alley

Night and the City - cat drinking water from ground as Helen Googie Withers walks through alley

Final Mewsings: Sometimes cats can’t be picky about where they drink.

Many thanks to Ted Davis for spotting this very quick kitty for us!


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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark poster

Paramount Pictures
Starring:
 Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Synopsis: Archeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenent hoping to find it before the Nazis.

Purr Blur: When Marion (Karen Allen) is grabbed by goons in Cairo, Indiana runs through the streets after her. At one point he rounds a corner and comes to a quick halt. A tuxedo cat is sitting in the narrow pathway and is startled by Indy’s sudden appearance.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - tuxedo cat in narrow Cairo street as Indiana Jones Harrison Ford turns corner

Raiders of the Lost Ark - tuxedo cat in narrow Cairo street as Indiana Jones Harrison Ford turns corner

As Indiana tries to figure out which way the men took Marion, the cat gets up and starts to move away.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - tuxedo cat moving away in narrow Cairo street as Indiana Jones Harrison Ford turns corner

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t appreciate being startled by archeologists.


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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Slumber Party Massacre poster

Santa Fe Productions
Starring:
 Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille
Directed by: Amy Jones

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

Synopsis: A group of high school girls find themselves the target of a driller killer during a slumber party.

Kitty Cameos: The girls all play on the school’s basketball team and the new girl, Valerie (Robin Stille) proves to be a good player, which causes her to be shunned by some of the other girls. Valerie’s neighbor, Trish (Michelle Michaels), wants to invite Valerie to a party at her house while her parents are away, but a stuck-up girl named Diane (Gina Smika Hunter) is against it. As Valerie arrives home there is a tabby and white cat on her front walk.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Amazingly enough, Valerie walks right by the cat and doesn’t even give it a second look, even though the cat looks like it is hoping for attention.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille passes

The girls’ coach, Rachel (Pamela Roylance) arrives home and asks her friend Pam (Amy Aquino) if she’s seen her cat, but Pam says she hasn’t seen the cat all day. Later that evening Rachel is home alone when she hears a noise. She slowly approaches a closed closet and opens the door. Immediately a gray and white tabby cat named Muffin flies out of the closet in true spring-loaded cat fashion and scares her. Rachel chases Muffin down the hall, apologizing.

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet and scaring Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance animated gif

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin running away down hall

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin picked up by Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance in hall

Still later Valerie is home alone with her little sister, Courtney (Jennifer Meyers). A little orange and white tabby kitten is drinking milk from a dish behind them. The cat is next seen on the floor nearby as Courtney goes upstairs.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten on table drinking milk behind Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten floor as Courtney Jennifer Meyers gets up

Later Valerie and Courtney go outside after hearing some noises to see if the girls at the party next door are okay. When they return home, the orange and white kitten runs down the path after them.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Final Mewsings: Funny how we apologize to cats for them scaring us!

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


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Cat Run (2011)

Cat Run poster

Lleju Productions
Starring:
 Scott Mechlowicz, Alphonso McAuley
Directed by: John Stockwell

Synopsis: Two amateur detectives named Anthony (Scott Mechlowicz) and Julian (Alphonso McAuley) get caught up in a world of international intrigue and professional assassins when they decide to look for a missing woman.

Purr Blur: As Julian explains his idea to start a detective agency to Anthony, they are walking down a dark street. A multi-colored cat scurries past and runs ahead of them before disappearing.

Cat Run - multi-colored cat running ahead of Anthony Scott Mechlowicz and Julian Alphonso McAuley on dark street

Cat Run - multi-colored cat running ahead of Anthony Scott Mechlowicz and Julian Alphonso McAuley on dark street

Final Mewsings: At least there was actually a cat running in the movie!


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Bakjwi (2009)

Thirst poster

English Title Thirst
Focus Features International
Starring:
 Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim
Directed by: Park Chan-wook

Synopsis: A priest named Sang-hyun (Kang-ho Sang) undergoes an experimental treatment to cure a deadly disease and comes out afflicted with something much worse.

Purr Blur: As Sang-hyun starts to undergo changes, he finds himself able to hear every sound around him, including that of a cat meowing somewhere nearby.

Thirst - tabby cat looking up

Thirst - tabby cat meowing

Final Mewsings: Many cat owners would like to be able to hear their cat from far away.


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