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Miss Paisley's Cat 

An elderly woman's beloved alley cat is killed by the local bookie, and she gets the strong urge to murder him.


Justus Addiss


Marian B. Cockrell (teleplay) (as Marian Cockrell), Roy Vickers (story)


Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Dorothy Stickney ... Emma Paisley
Raymond Bailey ... Inspector Graun
Harry Tyler ... Bob Jenkins
Fred Graham ... Rinditch
David Armstrong David Armstrong ... Man Walking Dog
Joel Smith Joel Smith ... Policeman
Mark Sheeler Mark Sheeler ... Shabby Man


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Miss Paisley adopts a stray cat. She names him Stanley. Stanley sneaks into the room of the violent tempered Mr. Rinditch. He tells Miss Paisley to keep the cat out of his room, but she fails. The cat sneaks into his apartment and Rinditch kills it. When Miss Paisley finds out, she grabs a knife to kill Rinditch, but she has second thoughts. She sits down and falls asleep. In the morning she wakes up wearing different clothes. The knife is also missing. She discovers that Rinditch has been stabbed to death and that a janitor has been charged with the crime. She is convinced she is the murderer but the police don't believe her. Written by Anonymous

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For the cat-lovers among you
23 August 2010 | by ScaargeSee all my reviews

You might have always wondered about the "cat-Ladies" in your neighborhood, those elderly women who had hordes of cats. What other pathways do their brains follow? Does love of cats frame their thinking? What happens if--well, that might be a spoiler. In this case, there's only one cat (a charmer named Stanley), but the questions are there. And the excellent performance of Dorothy Stickney may make you think better of the eccentric cat-ladies among you...especially if you don't like cats.

An average episode, but a nice dose of humor, with a couple of interesting turns, a nearly unrecognizable appearance by the future Mr. Drysdale, and a very cute cat.

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Release Date:

22 December 1957 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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