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Harold Lea (writer)
M.A. Ripps (writer)
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This is the Tale of Five Wanton Women Whose Desires Were Satisfied and More by... the Fat, Black Pussycat! See more »
A detective searches for the killer of three young women. The killer is insane and has a fetish for high heels... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Geoffrey Lewis 1935-2015
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  (in credits order)
Frank Jamus ... Detective
Janet Damon ... Janet
Patricia McNair ... Mitch
Hugh Romney ... Assistant Detective
Hyman Augenstein
Jeffrey Bond
Manny Dworman

Hector Elizondo (as Hector Elizonda)

Leonard Frey
Lynn Gregory ... Susie
Reili Helsing
Bernard Hiatt
Gita Kammann
George Mann
George Mordichian (as George Mgrdichian)
Beverly Nazarow
Lennie Rogel
Mina Yakin
Solomon Yakin
Avital Carme ... Brom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Clements ... Extra at party (uncredited)

Geoffrey Lewis ... Man in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Lea 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Lea  writer
M.A. Ripps  writer

Produced by
Arnold Panken .... producer
Robert Steuer .... associate producer (as Robert B. Steuer)
Evelyn Storm .... associate producer
Original Music by
Don Bader 
Harry Glass 
Cinematography by
Urs Furrer  (as Baet Carroll)
Film Editing by
Stuart Hersh 
Pablo Zavala 
Production Design by
Robert Cirino 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Spector 
Makeup Department
Barbara Brigham .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joe Catalanotto .... production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
John Landry .... camera operator: additional photography
Myron Odegaard .... electrician (uncredited)
Kenneth Van Sickle .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Frank R. Forestieri .... editor: additional material
Other crew
Diane Fertel .... production secretary

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The Something Weird DVD reissue includes 30 minutes of "before" scenes, showing what footage was replaced in additional material written by M.A. Ripps which has different characters and new subplots literally "phoned in" by added personages representing police and psychiatrists.See more »
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Referenced in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »


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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Could have been better, 4 October 2003
Author: IMOvies from U.S.A.

FAT BLACK PUSSYCAT, THE (1963) *1/2 (D: Harold Lea) A killer on the loose flick that is not as god as it could have been because of different endings and other edits. The leading lady is very attractive and I enjoyed the Sixties Greenwich Village scenes more than anything else. After spending much time getting involved with the hero detective, his fate in this new ending proves unsatisfactory before the climax.

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