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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,... See full summary »

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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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A tender tale of terror! See more »

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Drama | Family

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14 October 1944 (Mexico)  »

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A Maldição da Pantera  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Because of the incredibly tight budget, sets from Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) were re-used. See more »

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In the Reeds' house, there is a small side table with two figurines and a vase near the closet where the coats are kept. This table varies from having a backboard on it (when the carolers some to the house) to lacking one (when Oliver takes Amy outside to look for Irena and later when Amy flees the house). See more »

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Featured in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) See more »

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Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant
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Reminds one of a Walter de la Mare story.
17 June 2004 | by See all my reviews



Though its story is set in America, and there is no actual, known connection between its screenwriters and British literature, this marvelously moody film, nonetheless, manages to unconsciously evoke the evanescent aura of celebrated English author Walter de la Mare.

Mr. De la Mare is famous for stories detailing sinister encounters between old ladies and children. Among these are "Seaton's Aunt", "Miss Duveen" and "Miss Jemima".

However, in its mysterious and eerie depictions of Amy visiting the reclusive Mrs. Farren, in all her shadowed and moth balled Victorian splendor, this movie comes closest in feeling to De la Mare's "Alice's Godmother."

In any case, a distinguished and lovely film.


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