The Cat People

Jacques Tourneur (director)
DeWitt Bodeen (screenwriter)
Simone Simon, Kent Smith (starring)

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1942. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1942 film, showing actress Simone Simon. With a RKO stamp on the verso.

A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast. The first production for producer Val Lewton, a journalist, novelist and poet turned story editor for David O. Selznick. RKO hired Lewton to make horror films on a budget of under $150,000 to titles provided by the studio.

Set in New York, shot on location in Los Angeles.

9.25 x 7.5 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 833. Ebert III. Grant US. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Selby US. Spicer US.

[Book #151609]