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Cat People


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The second in a season of films by producer Val Lewton is a horror starring Simone Simon
Oliver, a young New Yorker, falls in love with Irena, a Serbian-born fashion designer, whom he meets at the Central Park Zoo. But Irena is haunted by a bizarre past, which threatens those who approach her with death and destruction.
Director Jacques Tourneur (1942) (Black and white)
The next film in the season, The Curse of the Cat People, is on Monday 30 December at 12.55 am
See Films: pages 50-72
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Producer: Val Lewton
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Irena Dubrovna: Simone Simon
Oliver Reed: Kent Smith
Dr Judd: Tom Conway
Alice Moore: Jane Randolph
Commodore: Jack Holt
Carver: Alan Napier

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