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|Directed by||Daniel Petrie|
|Written by||John Peacock|
|Music by||Ron Grainer|
|Edited by||John Trumper|
Mousey (released as Cat and Mouse in theaters and on UK television) is a 1974 Canadian thriller action drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, and starring Kirk Douglas, Jean Seberg and John Vernon.
In Halifax, Novia Scotia, biology teacher George Anderson (Douglas) earns the nickname "Mousey" from his students when he is unable to dissect a frog. However, when he learns that the child that his pregnant wife (Seberg) is expecting is not his, he follows her to Montreal, where he plans to kill her and her lover.
- Kirk Douglas as George Anderson
- Jean Seberg as Laura Anderson / Richardson
- John Vernon as David Richardson
- Bessie Love as Mrs. Richardson
- Beth Porter as Sandra
- Sam Wanamaker as Inspector
- James Bradford as Private Detective
- Suzanne Lloyd as Nancy
- Stuart Chandler as Simon
- Valerie Colgan as Miss Wainwright
- Mavis Villiers as Martha
- Elliott Sullivan as Harry
- Bob Sherman as Barman
- James Berwick as Headmaster
- Margo Alexis as Miss Carter
- Robert Henderson as Attorney
- Louis Negin as Couturier
- Jennifer Watts as Party Guest
- Tony Sibbald as Workman
- Don Fellows as Foreman
- Francis Napier as Engineer
- Roy Stephens as Hotel Receptionist
- Elsa Pickthorne as Concierge
- John Corbett as Pawnshop Customer
The film received mixed reviews. Steven H. Scheuer was negative, saying that, "It's complicated and not very interesting;" and the Los Angeles Times wrote that "Mousey seems to have been doomed from the start." Leonard Maltin, however, reviewed it positively, calling it "tightly made" and praising Douglas as "wonderfully sinister," and Amis du film called it "a good 'suspense' film," although noting a lack of originality in its plot. Monthly Film Bulletin called it "a thriller with some pretensions to psychological depth."
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- Coates-Smith, Michael; McGee, Garry (January 10, 2014). The Films of Jean Seberg. McFarland Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7864-9022-6.