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Griffin Jay (screenplay)
Griffin Jay (story)
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Release Date:
17 August 1944 (USA) See more »
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As a woman she wanted LOVE! As a werewolf she wanted BLOOD! See more »
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Young woman raised by gypsies is actually daughter of a werewolf. She starts killing those who know about her. | Add synopsis »
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"I am the daughter of a werewolf." See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Nina Foch ... Celeste
Stephen Crane ... Robert 'Bob' Morris

Osa Massen ... Elsa Chauvet
Blanche Yurka ... Bianca

Barton MacLane ... Lt. Barry Lane
Ivan Triesault ... Jan Spavero

John Abbott ... Peter Althius
Fred Graff ... Pinkie

John Tyrrell ... Mac
Robert Williams ... Homer
Fritz Leiber ... Dr. Charles Morris
Milton Parsons ... Adamson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Al Bridge ... Coroner at Inquest (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... George Latour (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Gypsy Woman (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Front Door Police Guard (uncredited)

Frank O'Connor ... Policeman (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Gypsy (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Policeman Ed (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Sheep Rancher (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Griffin Jay  screenplay
Griffin Jay  story
Charles O'Neal  screenplay

Produced by
Wallace MacDonald .... producer
 
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell  (as L.W. O'Connell)
 
Film Editing by
Reg Browne 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
George Brooks 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milton Feldman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound technician (as Lambert Day)
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
George Antheil .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Schertzinger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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63 min
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Miscellaneous: In the opening crawl, the phrase "in people's memories" is missing its apostrophe.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"I am the daughter of a werewolf.", 15 March 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

A gypsy princess (Nina Foch) who can change into a wolf kills to prevent her family's secrets from being exposed. Entertaining B movie that I'm surprised has such a low score and reputation here. It's got some nice atmosphere and a good cast. Stephen Crane is positively goofy but Barton MacLane makes up for it with his enjoyable tough cop routine. Heavily-accented Osa Massen is nice to look at, even if her acting leans to the melodramatic at times. The star of the movie is Nina Foch, Columbia's B movie queen in the mid-40s. She's excellent, as usual.

There's essentially two kinds of werewolf movies. The ones where the person transforms into a half-human/half-wolf creature and the ones where the person transforms into an actual wolf. Like most people, I prefer the Wolf Man type of werewolf. This one does the other, simpler version of just having Foch change into a wolf. Just like movies and shows today that deal with werewolves, it all comes down to budget or special effects limitations. Even though I prefer something more like Universal's idea of a werewolf, I don't hate this kind so it doesn't keep me from enjoying the movie.

Look, it's barely over an hour so it's not going to kill you to try it out. A lot of the complaints seem to be directed either at the lack of a person in werewolf makeup or at how the movie doesn't adhere to the so-called rules of werewolf movies. The former I've already addressed but to the latter I will just say "Are you serious?" Most of those rules didn't even exist until the 1941 Wolf Man movie made at a different studio so it's not surprising Columbia didn't try to make their movie fit that mold. If anything, they should be commended for trying to do something different instead of just ripping off what Universal did.

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