The Leopard Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, James Bell

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THE LEOPARD MAN is a Val Lewton production directed by Jacques Tourneur in 1943.
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New Mexico. Dennis O'Keefe is a publicist whose girlfriend Kiki is a night performer in a local nightclub. One night, he brings her a black leopard with the idea that she will steal the show and have a tremendous success. Unfortunately, the animal, scared by one of the fellow performers of Kiki, runs away and kills a young girl during the night. As a second and a third young woman are killed shortly after this event, Dennis O'Keefe is beginning to have serious doubts about the real identity of the murderer. Why would a leopard stay in town while it could faint into the desert ?

Not as scary as CAT PEOPLE of the same director but still watchable.
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   amnesiatic Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Is this movie based on a    -   book

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