Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Cat People (1942) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Cat People (1942)
Buy Cat People (1942) DVD from AmazonBuy Cat People (1942) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Drama, Horror





Theater Date:



Jacques Tourneur


Simone Simon
Kent Smith
Tom Conway
Jane Randolph
Jack Holt





Plot Outline:

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Related Movie Lists

movies of 1942 by skater4159 My Wish List by Invencible
Monster Films by OracleElizabeth My DVD's: Horror by Snoogans
films I've seen in 2015 by aickman 1940s Romance Movies by murcia
1940-1944 by Indie Fan Criterion Extended by afoss
Horror Movies to watch 2014 by Nathan Seen by mcmath

Quick Movie Reviews

Snoogans 05/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

The 'evil' in this film is never seen. There is some clever camera work and uses of shadows that not only made up for the lack of budget, but also proved influential to all thrillers that came after. It's a decent flick, with some memorable scenes.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

MaceeRae 12/15/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

For me the cinematography is the prize in this film, it's excellent. I saw this film first as a child, and considered it special, but didn't know why. Since maturing and viewing it several times as an adult, I know now it's a combination of many factors...the acting, the direction, the cinematography, it all works extremely well...even though the bulk of it was filmed on a soundstage, the stark lighting makes it work beautifully, it delivers.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Allison 03/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Except movie. Jacques Toeurneur was wonderful despite his budgetary limitations.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

  Drive-In Massacre
Drive-In Massacre

10/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cat People

This is actually my second viewing of this film, I decided to watch it again (with a very informative audio commentary by film historian Greg Mank), so I can watch Curse of the Cat People tomorrow. I'm a big fan of the Val Lewton produced horror pictures from RKO, and I think Cat People is undoubtedly the most famous and respected of the films. For me, I think it's probably the 3rd best, behind I Walked With a Zombie, and my personal favorite The Body Snatcher, in which Karloff gives one of my favorite film performances in the history of film. Cat People is genius though, and without question the most symbolic and provocative of the Lewton films. Its simplicity and slow movement is like a dream building up to a nightmare. It really, REALLY, could have been is a hokey movie about a lady wh...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I Want To See by Rod
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
2012 by Karmand
Best to Worst Movies Dreamworks by Manuel Josh Rivera
2016: Best to Worst by Nolane
Top Films of 2008 by Neobowler
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies of 2011 by Stoney McStonerson




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use