In the Sign of the Taurus (1974)
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The town's wealthy benefactor dies, and leaves a bizarre bequest: unless one of the self-righteous citizens can produce an illegitimate child in 9 1/2 months, all his money goes to homeless cats, and they must start paying taxes.
The will of an eccentric millionaire causes tension in the small town that he kind of "owns." If one of the town's residents does not give birth within a given time frame, the entire town will be subject to taxes for the first time, and those taxes and a substantial portion of his estate will go to a home for abandoned cats.
It's the summer of 1924, and Count von Lieberhaus, the town's benefactor for many years, has just kicked off, creating widespread concern among the local luminaries as to how the old boy chose to settle his estate. At the reading of his will, it turns out the lecherous old rogue has bequeathed his fortune to the first child born out of wedlock under the Sign of the Bull - 9 months and 14 days hence! Failing that, the estate will go to a home for homeless cats in Copenhagen, and the town's residents will be subject to taxation for the first time. This is a major dilemma for the self-righteous citizens, since there hasn't been an illegitimate birth in more than 30 years. How will they keep the Count's money ... and preserve the illusion of moral rectitude?
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