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Still from Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 468.

Date produced: 1946


Walter Bergmann




600 ft





Sound Notes:



With music on disc.


ACL Ten Best 1946 - General Class
American Humane Association Amateur Film Contest 1947 - First Prize


"Last year's Honorable Mention Squeaky has grown up into a Ten Best and has had kittens to boot. In Squeaky's Kittens, Walter Bergmann presents the mother cat rearing her four lively offspring with the help of the Bergmann household. With what must have taken a great deal of patience and dexterity, the kittens are shown being fed and playing and sparring in typical fashion. Their inevitable disposal among the neighbors constitutes a delightful sequence in which the children and grownups of a suburban community are depicted in wholly natural and pleasing manner. Mr. Bergmann's manipulation of lighting, both interior and exterior, is warm and skillful, and he has supplemented the story with titles in light vein that are inserted with restraint." Movie Makers, Dec. 1946, 486.


The film won the first prize of $150 at the annual motion picture contest of the Humane Society in 1947 (Popular Photography, Oct. 1947, 131).
For a detailed description of the production and film, see an article written by the filmmaker in the April 1947 issue of Movie Makers entitled "Filming Kitten Capers".

The film was available in the ACL's Club Film Library.





  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1947: New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Mount Vernon Movie Makers in 1947: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1947: Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Amateur Movie Society of Milwaukee in 1948: Milwaukee, WI
  • Screened by the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club in 1948: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Australian Amateur Cine Society in 1949: Sydney, NSW
  • Screened by the Cine Group of the Androscoggin Camera Club in 1950: Androscoggin, ME
  • Screened by the 8mm. Movie Club of Rochester in 1950 and 1951: Rochester, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Walla Walla Cinema & Camera Club in 1951: Walla Walla, WA
  • Screened by the Washington Society of Cinematographers in 1951: Washington, D.C.
  • Screened by the 16 & 8 Movie Club of Braintree in 1953: Braintree, MA

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