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Category Archives: Siamese Cat
CAT OF THE DAY 098: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958) The stars of Hitchcock’s Vertigo reunite for a romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. Kim Novak plays Gillian Holroyd, a Greenwich Village witch; James Stewart is Shep Henderson, the mortal … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 095: THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1964) “Yes, I am Thomasina. This story’s all about me.” Except it’s not, not really. This Walt Disney movie, adapted from the novel by Paul Gallico, is more about how … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 090: THAT DARN CAT! (1965) CLASSIFIED FILE FYEO FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE OFFICE OF REDACTED CC: REDACTED CASE ID: 1965-TDC (pending) SYNOPSIS: use of subject as informant in aforementioned case; investigation of suitability for … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE (1942) Pet-shop owner: “You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right, if you know what I mean.” From Cat People (BFI film Classics, 1999) by Kim Newman: The protagonists … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 048: DECEPTION (1946) Claude Rains plays brilliant composer Alexander Hollenius, who is madly jealous when Bette Davis, his musical “protégée” (and we’re left in no doubt what that really means – the floosie has a wardrobe … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 046: NIGHT MOVES (1975) Nervous lover: “I think Harry would like me to leave.” Harry’s wife: “I don’t think that’s necessary.” Nervous lover: “I think Harry thinks it is.” Harry: “Harry thinks if you call him … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 027: THE YAKUZA (1974) Heavyweights Paul Schrader and Robert Towne were responsible for the screenplay of this cracking east-meets-west thriller – directed by Sydney Pollack in his interesting 1970s period – in which Robert Mitchum goes … Continue reading