|Tom and Jerry series|
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Voices by||Paul Frees|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gentle|
|Preceded by||Push-Button Kitty|
|Followed by||The Dog House|
Cruise Cat is the 71st one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley.This is one of the few where Tom gets the better of Jerry for most of the cartoon until the tables turn. This cartoon was animated by Irven Spence, Ray Patterson, Ed Barge and Kenneth Muse with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. It was released on October 18, 1952 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Tom is a mascot aboard a cruise ship and is warned by the captain that he will be replaced by another mascot if he finds a mouse on board the ship. Jerry tries to board the ship, but is kicked out by Tom and squashed by a coconut. Jerry then ties a rope to board on, but Tom snaps the rope, which flattens Jerry against a bollard. Jerry then tries to pole vault in through the window, but Tom closes it. Jerry finally boards the ship by grabbing the anchor. Jerry ties Tom's tail to a lifesaver ring and makes a fake call for help, causing Tom to throw the ring and fall off the ship.
Tom gets back on and goes to grab Jerry, but is caught in Jerry's deckchair. Jerry then slips up Tom with a bar of soap to keep him away from the ship. Tom emerges again and dives into the pool after seeing Jerry dive into it, but it is Jerry who plugs the water out, causing Tom to crash onto the floor and break into pieces. Jerry then dashes to the steam machine and pulls boiling water onto Tom. Tom corners Jerry, but is forced to stop and salute the captain, allowing Jerry to do the switcheroo by throwing Tom off the ship again.
Jerry walks along the deck playing his ukulele, but Tom chases him. Tom throws a stick of dynamite into the ship basement, but he sees Jerry hiding in the door, who kicks Tom and locks in him as the dynamite explodes. Jerry flees into a theater, where a flashback of Texas Tom is being shown. When Jerry laughs at Tom, Tom throws Jerry off the ship and into the air. A seagull catches Jerry, but Jerry whacks him with his ukulele. As Jerry falls down, he lands onto a mast, falls into a vent and onto a food serving tray. The captain praises Tom for keeping mice away from the ship until the food is served, to Tom's horror turning out to be the tray which Jerry fell onto. Furious, the captain throws Tom into the dungeon, then some sea water splash onto Tom's face. The cat looks out of the ship through a window to see what happens and sees Jerry surfing to the coast of Hawaii.
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