Cat People (1942) - Plot Summary Poster


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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. Easier said than done...

    - Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>
  • When naval construction designer Oliver Reed sees Serbian born beauty Irena Dubrovna at a zoo, he flirts with her, and soon they fall in love and marry. Complications arise because Irena believes she is the victim of an ancient Serbian curse that causes her to turn into a panther if a man tries to make love to her, and the marriage is not consummated. Oliver sends Irena for treatment with psychiatrist Dr. Louis Judd, and Oliver seeks "consolation" with his colleague Alice Moore. Irena becomes jealous when she learns that she may be losing Oliver to Alice.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

    - Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>


While sketching a panther at the zoo, Serbian fashion artist Irena Dubrovna meets American Oliver Reed ...

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