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The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

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"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films)

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Henry Welton presents two of the trained cats that appear in his vaudeville performances. The cats appear in a miniature boxing ring, and they are wearing miniature boxing gloves on their front paws. As Professor Welton looks on, they spar in a manner similar to that of human boxers. Written by Snow Leopard

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Two cats tastefully box one another...
28 February 2014 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson present their first foray into comedy. A short sample of Professor Welton's vaudeville act, this film shows the Professor's two cats "box" each other. He is seen in the background smiling as the felines go at it.

This was the Edison Manufacturing Company's first stab at a comedic short. Though, of course, very short, I reckon it must have provided a quick laugh for its viewers. The Professor also filmed another short, titled "Wrestling Dog", for the Edison team. However it would be hard to classify the Professor's efforts as funny.

I give it a 2 out of 10.


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