The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of other things. Namely cats in silent cinema, both literal and metaphorical.
Here’s a dear little kitten in The Heart of a Hero, a romance set during the leadup to the American Revolution. Obviously, a cat is essential in such a film.
A pre-bob Colleen Moore has fun with a very patient little kitten in The Busher, a baseball flick with a pre-mustache John Gilbert as the second male lead.
The 1915 Alice in Wonderland is a remarkably strange film but it gets kudos for trying to emulate the book’s original illustrations. Here’s the Cheshire Cat.
Anna May Wong gives her tormentors what for in The Toll of the Sea, an early Technicolor feature. Meow!
This scene from The White Rose shows you what happens when a middle-aged man tries to write whippersnapper slang. My cats would be horrendously insulted at the very notion that they have a bow-wow.
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