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The Cat from Outer Space [1978] (1 disc)

Director:Norman Tokar
Writer:Ted Key
Composer:Lalo Schifrin
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A mysterious craft lands on Earth and the pilot gets out to lick himself and take a nap.

Reaction: Fun for kids. It's quite simplistic, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Norman Tokar => Director
Ted Key => Writer
Lalo Schifrin => Composer
Alan Young => Dr. Wenger
Fred L. Whalen => Sarasota Slim
Hans Conried => Dr. Heffel
Harry Morgan => General Stilton
Henry Slate => Sandwich man
Howard Platt => Col. Woodruff (as Howard T. Platt)
James Hampton => Capt. Anderson
Jesse White => Earnest Ernie (the Gambling Dealer)
Ken Berry => Dr. Franklin 'Frank' Wilson
McLean Stevenson => Dr. Norman Link
Ralph Manza => Weasel
Roddy McDowall => Mr. Stallwood
Ronnie Schell => Sgt. Duffy / Voice of Jake the cat
Sandy Duncan => Dr. Elizabeth 'Liz' Bartlett
Sorrell Booke => Presiding judge (uncredited)
Tom Pedi => Honest Harry
William Prince => Mr. Olympus

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Sandy Duncan is allergic to cats.
  • Ronnie Schell, who provided the voice of the title feline, was also given the small part of an army sergeant. In post-production, it was decided that his voice was too easily recognizable, so the on-screen role was re-dubbed by another, unidentified actor.
  • Harry Morgan plays an eccentric general and McLean Stevenson plays a harried doctor. In Harry Morgan's first appearance on [M*A*S*H], he played an eccentric general; McLean Stevenson was a regular in the role of the harried doctor in command of the 4077th.
  • Jake the cat was played by two different Abyssinian cats: Rumple and his sister, Amber.
  • Sorrell Booke's final film performance.