T.H.E. Cat

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 26

    Lisa

    Aired 3/31/67

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    Twenty-One and Out

    Aired 3/24/67

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    The Long Chase

    Aired 3/10/67

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    The Ninety Percent Blues

    Aired 2/24/67

  • S 1 : Ep 22

    The Blood-Red Night

    Aired 2/17/67

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Loggia

    Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat

  • R.G. Armstrong

    Captain McAllister

  • Robert Carricart

    Pepe Cordoza

  • Robert Duvall

    Scorpio

  • Lloyd Bochner

    Wallace Lancaster & Dario Marzoni

  • show Description
  • "Out of the night comes a man who saves lives at the risk of his own. Once a circus performer; an aerialist who refused the net. Once a cat burglar; a master among jewel thieves. And now, a professional bodyguard. Primitive, savage, in love with danger-- The Cat."

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  • Notes (4)

    • Actress Norma Bengell, born in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, appeared in 50 foreign films. This was her only appearance in a TV series in the U.S.

    • Two versions of this pilot exist. Two differences are evident, one major and one minor. The minor difference involves a snipped bit of dialog between Pepe and Cat, as they tell Pepe's daughter that each had at one time saved the other's life. The major difference involves the next to last scene. In both versions Capt McCallister gets injured. In the unaired version, Cat visits a bedridden McCallister and informs McCallister that Smith died at the hands of his mob superiors after he failed to kill the priest. In the aired version McCallister meets up with Cat at the Casa del Gato, and after Cat inquires of his recovery, asking if he's well enough to be there, McCallister tells Cat the info about Smith's fate.

    • The belly dancer at the Aarun El Rashid was allowed to show her navel in this episode, as opposed to Barbara Eden who was not allowed to show her bellybutton on I Dream of Jeannie because of NBC's "No Navel Edict."

    • Starting this episode, instead of the usual show opening where someone would ask Cat, "Who are you?" and he answers, "Cat...T. Hewitt Edward Cat.", there is now a new introduction that includes the following narration: "Out of the night comes a man who saves lives at the risk of his own. Once a circus performer; an aerialist who refused the net. Once a cat burglar; a master among jewel thieves. And now, a professional bodyguard. Primitive, savage, in love with danger, The Cat."

    Trivia (9)

    • Lee Bergere, born 1924, was only 42 when he played an elderly man in this episode (so if he's "known Lili for 30 years," he was 12 when they first met).

    • Diana Muldaur was born in 1938 and she plays the 28-year-old widow in this episode.

    • *Picador (Spanish, from picar: to prick.) A horseman armed with a lance, who in a bullfight receives the first attack of the bull; he also lances the bull's neck muscles early in the bullfight, to goad the bull and to make the bull keep its head low for the later stages of the fight.

    • Just where do these "T.H.E. Cat" episodes take place? It seems to be California. Here, they are talking about taking a ferry across the border. So I suppose they take place in San Diego, since they are going to take a boat ride in the ocean, and go south, across the border and into Mexico. In the waiting room, there is a tourist poster for Mexico on the wall.

    • this is really nitpicky: they put together an introduction, using mainly scenes from the first 2 shows. When the narrator says "a master among jewel thieves," we see a man in black scaling a building-- but that's not Cat, that's the Sandman from episode # 2.

    • That night, at the penthouse apartment, Cat says he needs the necklace in 12 hours. Since it is around 10 p.m. or so, that means he needs it around 10 a.m. the next day. Although Cat visits Goldie's bookie joint in daylight, when Jake and Harry pick up Gordon in their car, it is nighttime, and the car's headlights are on-- so this is much more than 12 hours later.

    • nitpick: the credibility of this episode is hurt by the scene of Cat "driving" a stationary car with rear-screen projection for a background.

    • Nitpick: when "Cat" breaks into Joseph Reinhoff's mansion, Cat's stunt double looks nothing like him.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A pretty good show.

    By vicmackey31, May 03, 2006

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