The Cat from Outer Space

Synopsis: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Norman Tokar
Production: Buena Vista Distribution Company
  1 nomination.
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104 min

(Heffel) Id like you to meet Mr. Jurist,

who also is involved in Thermal.

And there's Dr. Banford, Professor

Epstein, Doctors Davidson and Barrett.

And, of course, this is Dr. Humphrey,

our head of Nuclear.

Mr. Stallwood, our head of Procurement

and Supplies. What are you doing here?

When the call went out for an

emergency meeting, l naturally assumed...

You assumed wrong. Scientists.

Double-A clearance only. Out.

- But l might have a contribution.

- lf we need any pencils, Ill send for you.

- But, Dr. Heffel...

- Out.

Sorry, General. Where was l?

Oh, yes. Professor...

Dr. Heffel, l didn't come for a roll call,

l came to pick brains. Are they all here?

- Yes. These are our top people.

- Then let's get to it!

l understand, General.

Attention, everyone.

(Heffel) Dr. Link.

That's it, Professor.

Ill call tomorrow with more input. Bye.

All right, Sergeant. Open it.


Ladies and gentlemen, what you

are about to see is top secret.

The United States government

will countenance no leaks.


What's holding it up?

- Nothing.

- Its amazing.

- Where did you get it?

- What is it?

(man) A propulsion unit of some sort,

ladies and gentlemen.

Never mind where we got it.

We have other experts working on that.

What we want to know from you is,

what makes it tick?

OK. Let's have your hypothesis.

Uh, the energy source could be atomic.

We've checked on that.


Direct conversion, utilizing thermionic...

- Checked out. Negative.

- Oh.

Its not propelled by garbage, l know that.

Jellyfish calling Olympus.

Jellyfish calling Olympus.

Come in, Olympus.

Mr. Olympus?

This is Jellyfish.

l think Im on to

something very big and very...


Your man in ERL?

Yes, sir. That Jellyfish.

l think Im on to something.

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Ted Key

Ted Key (born Theodore Keyser; August 25, 1912 – May 3, 2008), was an American cartoonist and writer. He is best known as the creator of the cartoon panel Hazel, which was later the basis for a television series of the same name, and also the creator of Peabody's Improbable History. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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