June 3rd, 2007

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Cat People

We all have great yawning gaps in our reading and viewing and listening. I'll confess right now to never having previously seen a film by Val Lewton.


To remedy that, I stuck a five-DVD series of his works into my Netflix queue. Last night brought CAT PEOPLE onto my screen.

I won't add to the vast trove of praise this film has received over the past 65 (!) years, except to endorse it all.

But I will ask this question about Simone Simon, the great actress who played the lead.


Was she fated to star as an affection-starved were-panther when she appeared five years earlier in the 1937 film LOVE AND HISSES?