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The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

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Walter Venable
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

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7 June 1961 (USA)  »

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The cat's trainer is a man by the name of John Holmes. This must have been frustrating for the Svengoolie writing staff as the joke pretty much writes itself, yet they know the network would never allow it to air. See more »

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Walter Venable: The cat won't come near me... she knows. You'll have to get her.
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Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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Unlike Slyvester the cat, Revenge IS sweet
28 January 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Tweetie Pie was one lucky little yellow canary, if only Slyvester had called Tabitha over for a holiday, Tweety would have stood no chance! Great treasure of a movie this one. Have just watched this film and it ended just minutes ago and I wanted to come on and say what a great atmospheric horror we have here. A true classic. As I and my fellow student mate sat up and watched this we both agreed that it was truely superb. Theres plenty of thrills, chills and fun to be had and I must also just add that as a massive cat lover I especially enjoyed it. A Great British classic to be discovered that I insist you search for.

Enjoy

PS Whats the matter, cat got your tongue!


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