Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery is a 1998 Disney live-action film. It was originally aired on ABC as a telefilm on The Wonderful World of Disney on December 13, 1998 and was later released in Germany on July 21, 2001 and Sweden on April 2, 2005. The film was directed by Simon Wincer and written by Ann Lewis Hamilton, Jim Cox, Ann Lewis Hamilton and Rita Mae Brown.


A small Virginia town female tabby cat and male pembroke welsh corgi dog detective duo investigate a new suspicious neighbor who they believe may have committed a murder - but the snag is, locals are attempting to pair him off with their divorced female owner.


  • Ricki Lake - Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen
  • Linden Ashby - Dr. Blair Bainbridge
  • Bruce McGill - Sheriff Rick
  • Christina Pickles - Mim Sanburne
  • Judith Scott - Coop
  • Kari Coleman - Susan
  • Blythe Danner - Mrs. Murphy (voice)
  • Anthony Clark - Tucker (voice)
  • Edie McClurg - Miranda Hoggendobber
  • Ed Begley, Jr. - Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton
  • Terri Hawkes - Little Marilyn
  • Wayne Robson - Ben Seifert
  • Zehra Leverman - Boom Boom
  • Aaron Pearl - Fair
  • David Zyler - Izakiah (uncredited)


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