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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
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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 »
The photograph Amy finds in the drawer is seen in close-up to be a portrait of Irena. In long shots, however, it looks more like a wedding picture with one person in white and another in black standing side-by-side. See more »
...there are no (deadly) cats or curses in evidence, however this Val Lewton production, sort of a stepchild to his 1942 hit "Cat People", is a strange and haunting movie about an alienated little girl. Deceased cat woman Simone Simon appears as a ghost, visiting her now-remarried husband's young daughter and coming to her aid when the lonely child is in danger. Slim story from screenwriter DeWitt Bodeen, though Lewton provides beautiful visuals. The picture doesn't make a strong impression while you're watching it--mostly due to an unremarkable cast--but a day or two later, you may find yourself thinking it over and wanting to see it again. It has an eerie effect that is hard to shake off. *** from ****
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