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Cat People (The Cat People) (1942)

Cat People
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Simone Simon Simone Simon
Irena Dubrovna Reed
Kent Smith Kent Smith
Oliver Reed
Tom Conway Tom Conway
Dr. Louis Judd
Jane Randolph Jane Randolph
Alice Moore
Jack Holt Jack Holt
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Henrietta Burnside Henrietta Burnside
Sue Ellen
Alec Craig Alec Craig
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Eddie Dew Eddie Dew
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A classic

8 years, 2 months ago at Dec 28 9:21
Since this movie was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was really eager to check it out. First of all, when you watch this flick, you have to keep in mind that you are actually watching one of the first ancestors of our contemporary horror movies and it was pretty neat to see how much have changed in 70 years. Back then, there was basically no sex, no blood, in ... read more
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Irena Dubrovna, a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with and marries average-Joe American Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers though, as Irena believes that she suffers from an ancient curse- whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. Oliver thinks that is absurd and childish, so he sends her to psychiatrist Dr. Judd to cure her.
Release date: 25 December 1942
UPC: 053939724424
Tags: Horror (16), Drama (10), 1940s (8), 1942 (7), Mystery (6), Thriller (6), Romance (6), Black & White (3), Classic (3), Psychotronic (3), Usa (2), Marriage (2), Murder (2), Cult Favorite (2), Apartment (2), Black And White (2), Action/adventure (2), Psychiatrist (2), Beautiful Woman (1), Metamorphosis (1)
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