How Harry and Tonto Made Art Carney A Cat Person
Paul Mazursky's 1974 film Harry and Tonto stars Art Carney as retired teacher Harry Coombes who hits the road with his pet cat Tonto when he is forced out of his apartment. Mixing humour and heart, Harry and Tonto follows the pair as the cross the United States to visit Harry's children and find a new place to live.
Did you that before working on the film Art Carney didn't like cats and had never even had a pet? As filming carried on, Carney and the feline actor playing Tonto formed a close bond. And both went on to receive their species' highest acting honour. Learn more in our Film Facts video: