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The Country Cousin (1936)

The Country Cousin poster

Walt Disney Productions
Directed by:
 Wilfred Jackson

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

Synopsis: In this Silly Symphony, a city mouse invites his country cousin to leave the sticks and experience high class.

Cartoon Cat: The sophisticated city mouse introduces his cousin to the riches of an extravagant dining table. But the country mouse imbibes in a glass of champagne. After making a racket, the two mice run away only to encounter a cat sleeping nearby.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat sleeping

Feeling unwarranted bravado thanks to the alcohol, the country mouse proceeds to walk right up to the cat and kick him in the behind. The city mouse bolts for his hole and shuts a door behind him, literally cutting off his country cousin.

The Country Cousin - country cousin mouse about to kick sleeping cartoon tuxedo cat on behind

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat staring down country cousin mouse

The Country Cousin - country cousin mouse looking into open jaws of cartoon tuxedo cat

The cat chases after the country mouse, who darts into an electrical socket. The poor cat gets quite a shock.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat about to chase after country cousin mouse

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat looking shocked after being electrocuted by cartoon country mouse

The cat then chases the country mouse out the window where the latter escapes down a drain pipe.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat chasing country mouse out of window onto roof

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat looking down drainpipe on roof

Final Mewsings: City cats apparently don’t know how to deal with drunk country mice.


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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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Let Him Have It (1991)

Let Him Have It poster

British Screen Productions
Starring:
 Christopher Eccleston, Tom Courtenay
Directed by: Peter Medak

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

Synopsis: The true story of Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston), a slow-witted young man who fell in with a bad crowd and ended up on trial for murder.

Cat Cattle Call: The Bentley family lives in a small two-story home which is also the residence of numerous animals, including dogs, chickens, a turtle and at least three cats. Two of the cats are first seen in Derek’s smoke-filled bedroom along his sister Iris (Clare Holman) and some of the other animals.

Let Him Have It - two cats in smoke-filled room with Derek Christopher Eccleston Iris Clare Holman dogs chickens and turtle

Later a tabby cat is sitting on the back of a couch when Derek’s father (Tom Courtenay) enters.

Let Him Have It - tabby cat on back of couch with dog and Mr. Bentley Tom Courtenay

Derek surprises his father with a present that turns out to be stolen. All three cats are there during this scene in which Derek’s mother (Eileen Atkins) is also present.

Let Him Have It - tuxedo cat on Mrs. Bentley's Eileen Atkins lap with tabby cat nearby

Let Him Have It - tuxedo cat on Mrs. Bentley's Eileen Atkins lap with tabby cat and tuxedo cat nearby and Mr. Bentley Tom Courtenay

Let Him Have It - tuxedo cat on back of couch and tabby cat on arm of couch with Mrs. Bentley's Eileen Atkins

Finally two of the cats are seen in the final moments with the Bentley family in their living room.

Let Him Have It - tuxedo and tabby cat on couch in overhead shot of Bentley's hugging in living room

Let Him Have It - tabby cat on back of couch in shot of Bentley's hugging in living room

Final Mewsings: Sometimes it’s better to just stay home with your cats.

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


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Railroad Tigers (2016)

Railroad Tigers poster

Sparkle Roll Media
Starring:
 Jackie Chan, Fan Xu
Directed by: Sheng Ding

Synopsis: A group of Chinese railroad workers plot to sabotage Japanese occupational forces.

Purr Blur: After the opening credits a tuxedo cat is seen sitting on the front of a train.

Railroad Tigers - tuxedo cat sitting on front of train

The cat is only seen for a moment as the train moves backwards and a man is pushed down across the tracks. The cat looks as if it startled and will jump off. As the camera pulls back, the cat has indeed disappeared.

Railroad Tigers - tuxedo cat hanging onto front of train which starts moving back

Railroad Tigers - tuxedo cat startled by falling man while hanging onto front of train which is moving back

Final Mewsings: Cats make themselves scarce during times of war.


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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

The Legend of Billie Jean poster

Gomillion Studios
Starring:
 Helen Slater, Christian Slater
Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Synopsis: A girl named Billie Jean (Helen Slater) mistakenly becomes a hero outlaw and goes on the run with her brother (Christian Slater).

Purr Blur: In one establishing shot outside of the mobile home where Billie Jean and her brother Binx live we see a tuxedo cat walking nearby.

The Legend of Billie Jean - tuxedo cat walking by mobile home

The Legend of Billie Jean - tuxedo cat walking by mobile home

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t get involved with accidental outlaws.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for spotting the cat in this movie.


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