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The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Approved | | Drama | April 1944 (USA)
The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

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This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, and has no friends her own age as a result. She makes an imaginary friend though, her father's dead first wife Irena. At about the same time, she befriends Julia Farren, an aging reclusive actress who is alienated from her own daughter Barbara. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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$150,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Although this sequel to Cat People (1942) is said to have nothing to do with the original film, in reality it is a continuation in the sense that the same actors (Kent Smith & Jane Randolph) play the same characters (Oliver Reed & Alice Moore) who fell in love at the end of the previous film. They are here married and have a daughter. Also, Irina (Simone Simon), who was the first Mrs. Reed, plays a prominent part in this story. However, this film has nothing whatsoever to do with the "cat people" of the original movie, nor with any curse. See more »

Goofs

The vehicle that passes Amy on the bridge leaves no tracks in the snow next to her. See more »

Quotes

Miss Callahan: Children love to dream things up.
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Soundtracks

Il est né, le divin Enfant
(Traditional French Christmas carol)
Sung by Simone Simon during the Christmas scene.
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Horror-movie buffs might be disappointed...
6 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

...there are no (deadly) cats or curses in evidence, however this Val Lewton production, sort of a stepchild to his 1942 hit "Cat People", is a strange and haunting movie about an alienated little girl. Deceased cat woman Simone Simon appears as a ghost, visiting her now-remarried husband's young daughter and coming to her aid when the lonely child is in danger. Slim story from screenwriter DeWitt Bodeen, though Lewton provides beautiful visuals. The picture doesn't make a strong impression while you're watching it--mostly due to an unremarkable cast--but a day or two later, you may find yourself thinking it over and wanting to see it again. It has an eerie effect that is hard to shake off. *** from ****


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