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Writer:
DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 1944 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
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:
Horror-movie buffs might be disappointed... See more (82 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)
Joan Delmer ... Little Girl (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)

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:
Miss Callahan, Amy's teacher, refers to a book, The Inner World of Childhood, written by American psychologist Frances Wickes and published in 1927.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The vehicle that passes Amy on the bridge leaves no tracks in the snow next to her.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
Il Est Ne, Le Divin EnfantSee more »

FAQ

Where do Amy and her parents live?
Why didn't anyone come to Amy's birthday party?
Could Amy be Irena's child?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Horror-movie buffs might be disappointed..., 6 May 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

...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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