The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Directors:

Gunther von Fritsch (as Gunther V. Fritsch), Robert Wise

Writer:

DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Erford Gage ... Police Captain
Sir Lancelot ... Edward
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Storyline

This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, and has no friends her own age as a result. She makes an imaginary friend though, her father's dead first wife Irena. At about the same time, she befriends Julia Farren, an aging reclusive actress who is alienated from her own daughter Barbara. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Action with never a let-down---Suspense that mounts with increasing fury (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The story that Julia Farren performs for Amy is Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. Sleepy Hollow is north of Tarry Town where the Reed family lives. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver first drops the photographs onto the fire, they land to the right side of the flame on a log. However, in a close-up on the fireplace, they are in the centre of the log where the flame is located. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Julia Farren: I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Canal (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Shepherds! Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
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Not horror, but a touching story of loneliness.
3 August 1999 | by OpioSee all my reviews

The title is very misleading for this is a film about a little girl's isolation and her need for an imaginary friend. The original "Cat People" picture provides just the backdrop for this moving story about lonely people, both young and old. There is a certain innocence and pathos that works very well alongside competent direction and acting. Definitely not a horror film, this is a gentle fantasy and a very good one at that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy and Her Friend See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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