Cats in Film – A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

The 2016 film A Street Cat Named Bob recounts the life of James Bowen as a recovering heroin addict. While trying to wean himself off drugs, James tries to make a go of performing in Covent Garden by playing his guitar for passersby. Not very successful, he lives from hand to mouth until the ginger […]

Cats in Film — Nine Lives (2016)

Nine Lives (2016) is a family film that tells the tale of a billionaire Tom Brand, played by Kevin Spacey, who becomes trapped in the body of a very fluffy cat in order to teach him a lesson of not being a self-absorbed, bad-tempered, bad father. For his daughter’s 11th birthday, Brand buys his daughter […]

Cats in Film — The Cat’s Eye (1985, Stephen King)

Stephen King’s (a well-known cat lover) 1985 comedy horror The Cat’s Eye is comprised of three stories: Quitters Inc., The Ledge and “General”.  The only thing the three stories have in common is a travelling tabby tom cat. The first story, Quitters Inc. opens with the tabby tom trying to escape a gangling St. Bernard.  […]

Cats in Film – Rhubarb (1951, American)

In the 1951 film Rhubarb starring Ray Milland and featuring a very young Leonard Nemoy a millionaire baseball team owner takes a liking to a dog chasing cat†who is named Rhubarb after the slang term for an on field fight or argument.  The eccentric owner then dies and leaves the team to the cat.  His daughter files […]

Cats in Film – Shadow of the Cat (1961, British)

SHADOW OF THE CAT In the classic black and white horror film, Shadow of the Cat, Tabitha, the loyal cat, after witnessing her mistress’ brutal murder, plots her cat revenge on the conspirators. Tabitha later literally scares the woman’s husband to death after he tries to convince his niece that the cat and the will […]