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Cat People (1942) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton.

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A young bride believes she is the victim of a curse that transforms her into a deadly panther. This is the first of several famous horror films produced by Val Lewton.

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Cat People was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

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ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Cat People (1942)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 9, 2022 From The Old Hollywood Garden

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Cat People (1942) On October 9, 2022October 9, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest Horror Month is here! About three years ago, I wrote a piece about Cat People (1942) and why I think Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) is such a gr... Read full article


The Curse of The Cat People (1944): The Oddest of Horror Sequels

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 30, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Curse of the Cat People feels like entering a storybook only to find ourselves in Tarry Town near Sleepy Hollow. Fittingly, we are placed with a group of kindergarteners who have come with their teacher to frolic and enjoy a field trip to the place brought to life in the tall tales of Washington... Read full article


The sad reality of Cat People (1942)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

The sad reality of Cat People (1942) On October 22, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Last year’s Horror Month DOUBLE BILL focused on the similarities between The Invisible Man (1933, dir. James Whale) and The Wolfman (1941, dir. George Waggner). If one wanted to str... Read full article


Cat People (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 12, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Cat People has one of those sensationalized B-picture premises and there are moments when its meager aspects let slip that this is a low-budget effort, but within those restrictions, it moves with a certain purpose and chilliness. It’s true that producer Val Lewton had a B-movie renaissance go... Read full article


Cat People (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 12, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Cat People has one of those sensationalized B-picture premises and there are moments when its meager aspects let slip that this is a low-budget effort, but within those restrictions, it moves with a certain purpose and chilliness. It’s true that producer Val Lewton had a B-movie renaissance go... Read full article


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Quotes from

Irena Dubrovna: Oh, it's alright. It's just that cats don't seem to like me.


Irena Dubrovna: Oh, you can tell Alice anything, she's such a good egg she can understand anything
Oliver 'Ollie' Reed: There are some things a woman doesn't want other women to understand.


Irena Dubrovna: Will you have tea with me in my apartment?
Oliver 'Ollie' Reed: You make everything so simple!


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Facts about

Original trade reviews appeared Friday the 13 November 1942.
The film was in theaters for so long that critics who had originally bashed the film were able to see it again and many rewrote their reviews with a more positive spin.
When "The Cat Woman" (played, uncredited, by Elizabeth Russell) speaks to Irina in Serbian and calls her "my sister", Russell's dialog is dubbed by Simone Simon,
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Cat People

Released 1942
Inducted 1993
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