Private Secretary (1953–1957)
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Cat in the Hot Tin File 

A cat takes up residence in the office in one of Susie's metal filing cabinets. Mr. Sands insists she get rid of it.


Oscar Rudolph


Sig Herzig (as Siegfried Herzig), Ned Martin (characters)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Susie McNamara
Don Porter ... Peter Sands
Ann Tyrrell Ann Tyrrell ... Vi Praskins
Jean Parker ... Edmee Esmond
George N. Neise ... Dr. Palmer (as George Neise)
John Banner ... Sandor


A cat takes up residence in the office in one of Susie's metal filing cabinets. Mr. Sands insists she get rid of it.

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Release Date:

18 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Title derives from Tennessee Williams' play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', which debuted on Broadway in 1955. See more »


Peter Sands: [losing his patience] Now, where is that cat?
Susie McNamara: [playing innocent] Cat?
Peter Sands: [dryly] That hypothetical cat that Sylvia supposedly found.
Susie McNamara: Oh, that cat. Oh, well - heh, heh. You'll have to ask Sylvia about that.
Peter Sands: Where is it, Susie?
Susie McNamara: [cat meows] Oh, that cat? You mean the cat in the hot tin file?
Peter Sands: Yes, Susie.
Susie McNamara: You'll find it under M, for Mr. Pimm.
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Another Great Episode!
27 September 2012 | by appleimacdudeSee all my reviews

As usual, Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrell and Don Porter give great performances - Ann Sothern as "susie" and Ann Tyrell as "Vi" are great, dealing with the problem of a cat walking in from the terrace of the building, having to deal with the boss who wants an office - and not one with a cat in it.

As usual, Ann Sothern's TV shows are intelligent, with the dealing of an allergy of a client to cats -

Another great episode in a great series, that I hope soon becomes available in its entirety, as well as the Ann Sothern Show. I enjoy viewing the offices, attire, and equipment of a 50's office almost as much as the show itself.

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