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The Framed Cat (1950)

Tom filches a drumstick from a fresh-baked chicken. When Mammy is about to discover him, he hands it off to Jerry; this lets him be a hero to Mammy and still get his chicken. Jerry is ... See full summary »
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Uncredited cast:
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Tom filches a drumstick from a fresh-baked chicken. When Mammy is about to discover him, he hands it off to Jerry; this lets him be a hero to Mammy and still get his chicken. Jerry is miffed, and sees his chance to retaliate: Spike is very possessive of his bone. Jerry keeps stealing the bone and planting it on Tom. Finally, Jerry bores a hole in the bone, inserts a bolt, and gets Tom to swallow a magnet. The bone keeps coming back to Tom, even through a fence. Finally, as Tom runs off followed by Spike, Jerry, who's been hiding in a tin can, is also dragged along. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom und der Keulendieb See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At one point Spike puts his bone in his kennel and goes to sleep whilst his body is blocking the kennel's entrance. Later, after Jerry has inserted a screw into the bone and put a magnet in Tom's mouth, the magnet gradually pulls Spike's bone towards him. However, Spike's position whilst sleeping has suddenly shifted from having his body across the whole entrance to his kennel to having just his face in front of it, so the bone goes through his mouth and wakes him up. See more »

Alternate Versions

When re-released in 1957, the black maid was replaced with a white maid. See more »

Connections

Follows Cat Fishin' (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing Before Breakfast
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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Tickles the funny bone.
28 October 2014 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

It's back to Mammy Two Shoes' house for The Framed Cat, which sees Tom blaming Jerry for the theft of a roast chicken leg, but the mouse getting revenge by making it look as though the cat has been stealing bulldog Spike's bone. Needless to say, the dog ain't amused!

Although The Framed Cat is fairly predictable knockabout cartoon nonsense, it is all so perfectly timed and wonderfully animated that it still proves a lot of fun, providing plenty of laughs with its simple but effective visual gags (I never get tired of watching a duped cartoon character realising that they're a jackass).

The cartoon gets even sillier (and even funnier) once Tom has swallowed the world's most powerful magnet, thus repeatedly attracting Spike's precious bone (in which Jerry has hidden a metal bolt).


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