Cat People

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Dir. Jacques Tourneur

USA 1942 | Black & white | 105 mins | Cert PG

Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith

Cat People was the first production from the unit set up by RKO to make low-cost, high-return horror movies. Producer Val Lewton was handed the title and ordered to come up with a film to fit. He and director Jacques Tourneur created an innovative picture about a Serbian emigree in New York (Simone Simon) who’s convinced she’s suffering from a hereditary curse that will transform her into a panther if her passions are aroused.

Available on: 35mm

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