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Cat people / an RKO Radio picture ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., presents ; produced by Val Lewton ; written by DeWitt Bodeen ; directed by Jacques Tourneur.

Tourneur, Jacques, 1904-1977 (film director. ). Lewton, Val, (film producer. ). Bodeen, DeWitt, (screenwriter. ). Musuraca, Nick, (director of photography. ). Webb, Roy, 1888-1982 (composer (expression) ). Robson, Mark, 1913-1978 (editor of moving image work. ). D'Agostino, Albert, 1893-1970 (art director. ). Keller, Walter E., 1892-1962 (art director. ). Renie, (costume designer. ). Simon, Simone, (actor. ). Smith, Kent, 1907-1985 (actor. ). Conway, Tom, 1904-1967 (actor. ). Randolph, Jane, 1915-2009 (actor. ). Holt, Jack, 1888-1951 (actor. ). RKO Radio Pictures (presenter,, production company. ). Criterion Collection (Firm), (film distributor. ). Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. (Cast).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD FIC CAT (Text) 37500004261810 Movies Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD DRAMA (Text) 30403002234417 DVD - Drama Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681432021
  • ISBN: 1681432021
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (73 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
  • Edition: Two-disc DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Title from title screen.
Special features: audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historian Gregory Mank, with excerpts from an audio interview with actor Simone Simon; Val Lewton: the man in the shadows, a 2008 feature-length documentary that explores the life and career of the legendary Hollywood producer; interview with director Jacques Torneur from 1979; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey about the look of the film; trailer; essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Roy Webb ; director of photography, Nicolas Musuraca ; art directors, Albert S. D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller ; gowns by Renie ; editor, Mark Robson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt.
Summary, etc.:
A Serbian immigrant living in Manhattan believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves will turn her into a feline predator.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Felidae > Drama.
Shapeshifting > Drama.
Psychiatrists > Drama.
Married people > Drama.
Genre: Horror films.
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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