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Sufferin' Cats! (1943)

Tom and another cat fight over Jerry.

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Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham ...
Tom's Devil Conscience (voice) (uncredited)
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Tom and another cat fight over Jerry.

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9 January 1943 (USA)  »

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Jerry espiègle  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the common exclamation "Suffering Catfish!" that dates backs to the 19th century to a similar expression "Suffering Moses!" Another variation on the expression was used by another cartoon feline, Sylvestor the Cat in the Warner Brothers cartoon shorts, "Suffering succotash!" See more »

Connections

Followed by The Dog House (1952) See more »

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Wonderful One
Music by Paul Whiteman and Ferde Grofé Sr.
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A fun Tom and Jerry cartoon, but not a classic
13 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I adore Tom and Jerry and always have done. Sufferin' Cats is not one of my favourites though, seeing as it is an early T&J I was expecting the sense that they were still finding their feet and that was the case here. The story here is very routine, I do agree with those who have said that Sufferin' Cats is little more than one big chase, while the first half is not as funny or as crisply paced as the second, which is where the fun begins. The gags in the second half are genuinely funny on the other point of view, the standout being Tom battling his devil conscience and it goes pear-shaped from there. The ending is amusing as well. The animation is clean and beautifully drawn, while the music adds so much to the effectiveness of the gags and is orchestrated in such a vibrant way. All three characters are great, two cats fighting over one mouse is not a new idea but done in a very entertaining way here, and have inspired interplay between them. Tom and Jerry themselves are true to personality, and the second cat is a good contrast to Tom. All in all, not a classic but fun. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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