Cat People Trailer & Clips


Cat People full movie is released on Dec 25, 1942. Watch Cat People online - the English Fantasy movie from United States. Cat People is directed by Jacques Tourneur and created by DeWitt Bodeen with Simone Simon and Kent Smith. Cat People is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

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...

As know as:

Il bacio della pantera, Het geheim van de katmensen, Cat People, Kissaihmiset, Хората-котки

Release Date:

Dec 06, 1942

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 15, 2013


United States


English, Czech, Serbian

Production Companies:

RKO Radio Pictures


She knew strange, fierce pleasures that no other woman could ever feel!, Lovely woman...Giant killer-cat...The same "person"!...It's super-sensational!, The exciting story of a woman who kills the thing she loves!, The strangest story you ever tried to get out of your dreams!, A kiss could change her into a monstrous fang-and-claw killer!, She was marked with the curse of those who slink and court and kill by night!, To kiss her meant death by her own fangs and claws!, Beautiful, warm, glamorous by day, she dared not love - for her kisses might change to snarls, her embraces to the death grips of the awful "Cat People" who stalk and strike by night!, She was one of the dreaded "Cat People" - doomed to slink and prowl and court by night... fearing always that a lover's kiss might change her into a snarling, clawing KILLER!, The most terrifying menace of them all!


Mildred Martin
Philadelphia Inquirer
A weird little chiller called Cat People... is calculated to frighten you out of your wits and make you think twice before trusting anyone who arouses a feline's instinctive dislike.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 30, 2020
Len G. Shaw
Detroit Free Press
Simone makes her way through his combination of phantasy and reality, and comes off creditably in a part that calls for emotional repression.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 30, 2020
Mae Tinee
Chicago Tribune
Photography and settings are effective, and the naturalness of the dialog issuing from such a murk of the fantastic is very impressive.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 30, 2020

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