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
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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 »
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 »
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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