Cueball Cat (1950)

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One of the most famous and most frequently reissued "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, this one takes place in a deserted billiard parlor, which Tom has invaded for a nocturnal game of pool. Trouble is, one of the pool table's pockets is the home of Jerry, who is slumbering peacefully until a ball rolls over his bed. The cat-and-mouse war is on, as Tom opts to use Jerry as the central "ball" in a hilariously violent game, which includes chalking up the mouse's head and setting the rack on fire. For a time, Jerry is literally behind the eight-ball, but it isn't long before he grabs a cue and gets even with the playful puss. What follows may well be the only pool game on record in which baseball gloves, soft drink bottles and fire hoses are brought into play.