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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, October 30
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Spooky Tyme

October 30         CAT PEOPLE   (1942)    1 hr and 13 min.

An American man [Kent Smith] marries a Serbian immigrant [Simone Simon] who fears she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together.

This film was a box-office hit, and played in theaters for so long that critics who had originally bashed the film were able to see it again and many rewrote their reviews with a more positive spin. Its success delayed the release of two later movies. Because of the incredibly tight budget ($150,000), sets from Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) were re-used, and special effects were done in shadows.