Cats in Film-Miss Paisley’s Cat
In this Hitchcock film Stanley, the stray cat, gives Miss Paisley the courage to stand up against a vulgar world and commit murder on his behalf.
Originally written in 1953 by Roy Vickers, the story revolves around a lonely spinster’s love for a stray cat, Stanley. Stanley, the ugly cat, teaches Miss Paisley how to stand up against others by defeating the vicious attack of a dog. And from Stanley, she finds the courage to stand up against her brutish neighbor. Perhaps the naming of the cat, Stanley, was based on the viral character Stanley Kowalski in A Street Car Named Desire produced in the same year.