Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While playing a "William Tell" dart game with helpless Jerry as the target, Tom is interrupted by the arrival of a telegram, revealing that his owner's eccentic Aunt Harriet has willed the cat one million dollars. Tom's excitement over his unexpected windfall is dampene when Jerry points out a condition of the legacy: if Tom brings harm to any living thing, "EVEN A MOUSE", he'll be cut off without a cent. Naturally, Jerry takes full advantage of this situation after Tom moves into a ritzy penthouse apartment at 1 Park Avenue. Doing everything he can to avoid Jerry and thus resist temptation, Tom is foiled by the malevolent mouse, who gets even for years of abuse with weapons ranging from a fancy parfait to a luxurious bed. One of the few "Tom and Jerry" cartoons in which Tom has dialogue, Million Dollar Cat also boasts a lively musical score, with quotes from such popular songs as "Broadway Rhythm"and "Sleepy Time Gal".