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The Catman of Paris (1946)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 20 April 1946 (USA)
Are mysterious killings in Paris of 1896 the work of man or monster?

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Marguerite Duval
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Henry Borchard
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Inspector Severen
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Prefect of Police
Francis Pierlot ...
Paul Audet
Georges Renavent ...
Guillard
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Devereaux
Maurice Cass ...
Paul de Roche
Alphonse Martell ...
Maurice Cocaignac
Paul Marion ...
Jules
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Georges
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Raoul
Carl Neubert ...
Phillippe
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Author Charles Regnier returns to 1896 Paris after exotic travels, having written a bestseller which the Ministry of Justice would like to ban. That very night, an official is killed in the dark streets... clawed to death! The prefect of police suspects some sort of "were-cat" but Inspector Severen thinks there's nothing supernatural about Regnier's motive. And Regnier has increasing doubts about himself when he has another hallucinatory blackout during the second killing... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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police | death | author | night | face slap | See All (54) »

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BEWARE! A MONSTER IS LOOSE! (original ad - all caps)


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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20 April 1946 (USA)  »

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O Monstro de Paris  »

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About 16 minutes into the film, the 19th-century bronze plaque reading "PAUL AUDET ET CIE / EDITEURS" uses an Art Deco typeface that would not have been created until the 1920s or 1930s. See more »

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Don't Forget Your Caffeine
17 February 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I came across a copy of this rarely-seen film and I can safely say it's better off never seen. Some films just are too damned dull and uneventful for their own good, and this is one of the best examples of an uninvolving movie where nothing occurs.

If you have ever seen bores like DEVIL BAT'S DAUGHTER, SCARED TO DEATH, THE UNDYING MONSTER, or SHE-WOLF OF LONDON (all from the 1940s) you'll know what to expect...or should I say what NOT to expect? The only worthy mention is Lenore Aubert (from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN) on hand as the leading lady.

The monster isn't seen until the very end, and you'll have given up long before that anyway. At 60 minutes or so, this feels like 60 YEARS.


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