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Writer:
DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 1944 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
Strange, Forbidding, Thrilling See more »
Plot:
This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
like a brittle snowflake See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simone Simon ... Ghost of Irena
Kent Smith ... Oliver 'Ollie' Reed

Jane Randolph ... Alice Reed
Ann Carter ... Amy Reed
Eve March ... Miss Callahan
Julia Dean ... Mrs. Julia Farren
Elizabeth Russell ... Barbara Farren
Erford Gage ... Police Captain
Sir Lancelot ... Edward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bates ... Jack (uncredited)
Linda Bieber ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Joel Davis ... Donald Miller (uncredited)
Gloria Donovan ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Card Playing Guest (uncredited)
Nita Hunter ... Lois Huggins (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Miss Plumett, Caroler (uncredited)
Mel Sternlight ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Ginny Wren ... Little Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gunther von Fritsch  (as Gunther V. Fritsch)
Robert Wise 
 
Writing credits
DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay)

Produced by
Val Lewton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
J.R. Whittredge  (as J. R. Whittredge)
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter E. Keller 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
William Stevens (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry D'Arcy .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francis M. Sarver .... recordist
James G. Stewart .... rerecordist
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) (1998) (1999) | USA:Approved (PCA #9618)

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Trivia:
The painting, featuring cats and a child, shown in the Reed's home and described as Irena's favorite piece of art, is the Goya work, "Don Manuel Osorio".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The photograph Amy finds in the drawer is seen in close-up to be a portrait of Irena. In long shots, however, it looks more like a wedding picture with one person in white and another in black standing side-by-side.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Il Est Ne Le Divin EnfantSee more »

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32 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
like a brittle snowflake, 14 February 2000
Author: frosty-26 from Sunderland, England

Possibly the most irrelevantly (and misleadingly) titled movie ever. People are going to expect an old horror movie, spend the whole time waiting for a panther attack, and be disappointed. I'd say if you're going to show this to a friend, fast forward past the title and pretend it's called something else. Actually, don't bother with a friend. This is a film that you can only really enjoy alone. It brings back half-remembered feelings of early childhood, things you can't even put into grown-up words or ways of thinking. Viewing it with another cynical adult might break the film's fragile little spell.

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