SCENE STEALING KITTIES

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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostTue Jun 20, 2017 11:45 am

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Spiny Norman wrote:And before that, Richelieu was always stroking cats while plotting. But it's hardly scene stealing, to be honest.


In Henri Diamant-Berger's 1921 serial of The Three Musketeers, Richelieu's desk is perpetually covered in cavorting kitties. So many, in fact, that Richelieu loses some menace as a result. In real life the Cardinal owned 14 cats at the time of his death.
The ultimate scene-stealing kitty movie just might be Kon Ichikawa's I Am a Cat (1975).
Yes, I can imagine that that hints more of crazy cat lady than of the merciless statesman.
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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostWed Aug 23, 2017 1:12 pm

THE FIRST AUTO (1927) has a magic lantern show scene where a local moggy wanders in front of the lens to the general hilarity of the audience, and Russell Simpson in particular...
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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostFri Aug 25, 2017 5:48 pm

The first was probably the cat in G. A. Smith's THE OLD MAID'S VALENTINE (1900). There is a close-up of the same cat in GRANDMA'S READING GLASS (1900). THE SICK KITTEN (1903) apparently shows the same cat as the mother of the kitten. So she seems to have been G. A. Smith's family cat and may be considered as the first feline film star.

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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostMon Sep 04, 2017 4:02 pm

There's the famous scene that goes on rather too long In "The Bells Of St. Mary's"(1945) where a kitten on a mantlepiece upstages an unaware Bing Crosby as he addresses Ingrid and the other nuns.
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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 12:25 pm

There's a fair bit of cat action in The Blot.
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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 2:02 pm

s.w.a.c. wrote:There's a fair bit of cat action in The Blot.


Yes, that's one I'd love to see, but don't know if out on Region 2 yet...
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Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

PostSun Sep 17, 2017 3:02 pm

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s.w.a.c. wrote:There's a fair bit of cat action in The Blot.

Yes, that's one I'd love to see, but don't know if out on Region 2 yet...

Lucky for me, it turned up on TCM recently, with some other Lois Weber titles.
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