Cleocatra assigns Totentomen (Tom) to capture the Desert Shadow (Jerry) in Ancient Egypt.


Ancient Egypt is the setting of this cat and mouse tale with Totentomen the Kitten, fanning Cleocatra on her barge with palm leaves. Cleocatra is served milk by a brown cat. Meanwhile, The Desert Shadow, Jerry, arrives and steals a quick drink from the Queen's bowl. She freaks out, but is strangely attracted to this mystery mouse and orders Tom to capture the Desert Shadow. Tom is rather sleepy and bored with the command and reluctant to go, but Cleocatra convinces him when she threatens to toss Tom to the alligators, with British accents. Tom starts to chase Jerry all over the Queen's boat all the while Jerry is stealing her food. Eventually, Tom chases the Desert Shadow off the boat into some pyramids but is tricked by Jerry into a sarcophagus where a mummy is waiting. The mummy then kicks Tom back into the Nile where the alligators are waiting for him, but Tothentamon manages to get back on the boat unscathed.

Tom is then informed by the Queen that she is expecting a few Pharaohs to come by and sets out a table for them, but the strangely romantic Desert Shadow is sure to come by and steal the food which Tom is ordered to protect and rid the mouse. The Queen is departing to take Her Bath, and warns Tom that if he should fail he will be then next to row her boat in the slave galley until she is done with him and then Tom will be thrown to the gators. Jerry shows up while Tom is guarding the table and thus proceeds the chase around the boat, but Jerry eludes Tom and he ends up with the alligators again. Once back on the barge, Tom sees the queen being chased around her lounge chair by a nefarious Wolf (Not McWolf) who wants to be her pharaoh. Tom is sent to fight this scoundrel but is easily dispatched and thrown to the alligators who chase Tom through the Nile. Meanwhile, the Desert Shadow arrives and saves Cleocatra from the Wolf who runs away in fear of Jerry. As the Wolf is swimming way past Tom and his chasers, the alligators break off from Tom and chase the Wolf who is much large and a more meaty meal. Tom returns to find Cleocatra fawning over Jerry who requests from the Queen to let him water ski. We then see the barge traveling at high velocity with Cleocatra barking orders at poor Tom in the slave galley rowing the boat as Jerry skis behind.