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Cat People (1942) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, Alec Craig.

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Irena (Simone Simon), a Serbian-born artist living in New York, is haunted by the seemingly-irrational fear that she is a descendant of a race of cat-women. A ship designer, Oliver Reed (Kent Smith), falls in love with the girl and tries to convince her that her feline instincts are no more than a slight mental aberration. Unfortunately, his efforts have little effect. So he enlists the aid of a fashionable psychiatrist, Dr Judd (Tom Conway).
The review of this Movie prepared by John Reid








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Romance    -   Yes Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   magically turned into an animal or monster Human/Magical couple?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Big cities?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph

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