Starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Sam Taylor. It was one of the comedian’s few sound films.
The Cat’s Paw, a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland, had appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26-September 30, 1933, when Lloyd read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000.
A naive missionary brought up in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning.
Harold Lloyd as Ezekiel Cobb
Una Merkel as Pet Pratt
George Barbier as Jake Mayo
Nat Pendleton as Strozzi
Grace Bradley as- Dolores Doce
Alan Dinehart as Mayor Ed Morgan
Grant Mitchell as Silk Hat McGee
E. Alyn Warren as- Tien Wang (as Fred Warren)
Warren Hymer as ‘Spike’ Slattery
J. Farrell MacDonald as Shigley (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
Matt McHugh as Taxi Driver