Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cat People (1942)

Cat People / The Curse of the Cat PeopleSTARRING:
Simone Simon
Kent Smith
Tom Conway
Jane Randolph
Jack Holt

A New York fashion designer falls in love with and marries a typical guy. But she is afraid to get passionate with him because she believes she suffers from an ancient curse that will turn her into a panther any time she feels any intense emotion.

I have seen this film twice and really like it. The 1982 remake, which has a somewhat different plot and a new character, a brother, played by Malcolm McDowell is not nearly as good.

This film has no sex in for two reasons: the era in which it was made and the story itself. The main character's fear of passion keeps her from even kissing her husband and they sleep in separate rooms. As his desires go unsatisfied, the husband's eyes start to wander. Then we get to find out if the curse is real or not.


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Ily said...

This is one of those movies that sound so strange, I may have to see it.

Hound said...

For its era it's considered a horror film. The special effects are a bit corny for our day but it's still a great film.