About the film
love triangle jealousy cat zoo transformation canary swimming pool panther film noir curse black and white val lewton folklore fear of intimacy unconsummated marriage turned into animal
Release Date: December 05, 1942
|Slogan||:||«SHE WAS MARKED WITH THE CURSE OF THOSE WHO SLINK AND COURT AND KILL BY NIGHT!»|
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures|
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.