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.