#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Serbian national Irena Dubrovna, a fashion sketch artist, has recently arrived in New York for work. The first person who she makes a personal connection with there is marine engineer Oliver Reed. The two fall in love and get married despite Irena’s reservations, not about Oliver but about herself. She has always felt different than other people, but has never been sure why. She lives close to the zoo, and unlike many of her neighbors is comforted by the sounds of the big cats emanating from the zoo. And although many see it purely as an old wives’ tale, she believes the story from her village of ancient residents being driven into witchcraft and evil doing, those who managed to survive by escaping into the mountains. After seeing her emotional pain, Oliver arranges for her to see a psychiatrist to understand why she believes what she does. In therapy, Dr. Judd, the psychiatrist, learns that she also believes, out of that villagers’ tale, that she has descended from this evil – women who change into great cats like panthers in passion, anger or jealousy – and that she will turn into a such a dangerous big cat upon being kissed in turn killing her lover and others who have betrayed her. This belief is why she has resisted falling in love before she met Oliver. Learning this information from Irena, Oliver wants to do whatever needed to help her as does Dr. Judd. But Irena’s beliefs may be tested when Oliver’s friendship with a co-worker named Alice Moore may become more than just friends…
Plot: Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won’t consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.
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A horror classic. Hugely influential and still as enjoyable as ever.
‘Cat People’ was the first collaboration between director Jacques Tourneur (‘Curse Of The Demon’) and producer Val Lewton, and is still one of their greatest achievements, and one of the most influential horror movies ever made. It’s arguably the best horror movie made between the Universal classics of the 1930s and the beginning of Hammer studios in the 1950s. So many subsequent film makers from Hitchcock on down have been influenced by this movie and yet it rarely gets the respect it deserves. ‘Cat People’ pretends to be a monster movie but is really something more complex, and relies on atmosphere and suspense rather than explicit shocks or gore (there is virtually none of the latter). Fans of Hitchcock and film noir will probably appreciate it more than hardcore gorehounds. Simone Simon is very well cast as the mysterious and troubled Irena and the rest of the cast range from adequate to very good. The acting is probably one of the weakest links in the film but not enough to spoil your enjoyment (I think 1940s acting is an acquired taste and I can see how a modern viewer who expects more realistic and natural performances could sometimes find them a bit hard to swallow). ‘Cat People’ is a horror classic and is highly recommended to anyone interested in the genre.
one of the very best
Warning to you young people out there who say this movie is “boring”: It is true that there’s no blood. There’s no on-screen killing, no teenage girls take their clothes off, and no chainsaws are involved.
What Cat People does have, though, is understated suspense, a great ’40s vibe, and a subtext about sexual arousal that is apparently lost on the current generation. (And a super-cute Siamese kitten!)
Now, don’t get me wrong: Cat People, for all its greatness, is still a B-movie, and the acting is wooden and the plot a bit suspect. Even in a courtroom, and even in the 1940s, “you may now kiss the bride” was part of the marriage ceremony. Did Oliver really NEVER try to kiss Irina before their wedding night? C’mon.
But those are minor concerns, and they only occur to you if you’re a movie critic (as we all are, at least for a moment, here), or if you’ve seen the movie 10 or 20 times, as I have.
The swimming pool scene and the scene with the bus (“bus”becoming a cameraman’s term for that kind of shot) are just classic. You don’t want to miss them.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 13 min (73 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director Jacques Tourneur
Writer DeWitt Bodeen
Actors Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 1,991.56 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm