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The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Approved | | Drama | April 1944 (USA)
The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Ghost of Irena
... Oliver 'Ollie' Reed
... Alice Reed
... Amy Reed
Eve March ... Miss Callahan
... Mrs. Julia Farren
... Barbara Farren
Erford Gage ... Police Captain
Sir Lancelot ... Edward
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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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$150,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Irena is Serbian in origin (as shown on the precursor 'Cat People') yet sings a traditional French Christmas carol 'Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant' to Amy. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Callahan runs to the phone to call the police to report that Amy is missing she dials O for the operator and begins speaking as if the call was answered on the other end of the line; however, the rotatory dial had not stopped before she begins her conversation. See more »

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Miss Callahan: Children love to dream things up.
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Il est né, le divin Enfant
(Traditional French Christmas carol)
Sung by Simone Simon during the Christmas scene.
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Wow! This is really good...
19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

but then that should really be no surprise considering who's involved here..Val Lewton, Robert Wise and returning star Simone Simon here in a much different albeit the same role as in CAT PEOPLE. Ann Carter as Amy is absolutely phenomenal in this film as well.

This celebration of the strength of a child's imagination is a joy to watch as it is in essence her imagination which gives her strength and courage and in the end will even her tormented and worried father , still terribly haunted by the events in CAT PEOPLE, need it?

While this is in part a sequel to CAT PEOPLE, it's relation to that film is mild at best. No this is a journey into the fantastic through the eyes of one very imaginative yet very lonely child. Beautiful and moving.


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