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Cat Girl (1957)

Unrated | | Horror | September 1957 (USA)
A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered.

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Leonora Johnson - née Brandt
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Dr. Brian Marlowe
Kay Callard ...
Dorothy Marlowe
Ernest Milton ...
Edmund Brandt
Lily Kann ...
Anna (Brandts' Housekeeper)
Jack May ...
Richard Johnson
Paddy Webster ...
Cathy (as Patricia Webster)
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Allan
Edward Harvey ...
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Cafferty
John Watson ...
Roberts
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A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered.

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To caress me is to tempt death!

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American International Pictures released this in a double feature with The Amazing Colossal Man (1957). See more »

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Good Atmosphere
12 February 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is a 1950s updating of Val Lewton's CAT PEOPLE. In this adaptation, Barbary Shelley's character of Lenora inherits the family curse of turning into a wild animal at night and controlling the killing nature of a leopard on the loose. While this is not in the same league CAT PEOPLE, it is nonetheless a nice low budget effort with great atmosphere, good suspense and a decent leading performance from Shelley in the werewolf-like role. I was slightly disappointed however by Robert Ayres rather stiff performance as Dr. Brain Marlowe.


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