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The Man Who Stroked Cats


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From the short story by Morley Roberts
Adapted and produced by Antony Pelissier
[Starring] Tony Britton

It has been said that the world is divided into two main classes of people - those who love cats, and those who don't. Among those who do is Tom, a young man who can't resist giving a friendly word and a quick stroke to every stray he meets on his way to work - with results that even the most superstitious of black-cat lovers couldn't possibly have foreseen...
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(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Films, Ltd.; Josephine Griffin by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Author: Morley Roberts
Adapted by/Producer: Antony Pelissier
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Tom Meredith: Tony Britton
The girl: Josephine Griffin
Daily woman: Dorice Fordred
Taxi driver: Lane Meddick
Doctor: John Gatrell
Others taking part: Barbara Greenhalgh
Others taking part: Jeanette Landis
Others taking part: Peggyann Clifford
Others taking part: Deirdre Day
Others taking part: Elizabeth Keen

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