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Cat People

Cat People

Cat People

1942 / 73min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JACQUES TOURNEUR

CAST: SIMONE SIMON, TOM CONWAY, KENT SMITH

PRODUCER - VAL LEWTON
WRITER - DEWITT BODEEN
EDITING - MARK ROBSON
CINEMATOGRAPHY - NICHOLAS MUSURACA
MUSIC - ROY WEBB

The plot is pure pulp—an Eastern-European immigrant (Simone Simon) turns into a killer feline if she’s sexually aroused—but the treatment is pure art in this quintessential B horror masterpiece, harnessing the elegant direction of Tourneur and the auteurist vision of producer Val Lewton, who knew how to make the urban everyday—walking alone late at night near a bus stop—into the scariest damn thing imaginable.