About

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.

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Directed by

Jacques Tourneur

Written by

DeWitt Bodeen (Writer)

Runtime

73 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The exciting story of a woman who kills the thing she loves!

Cast

Keywords

cat jealousy love triangle suspense swimming pool curse film noir folklore zoo panther canary turned into animal val lewton fear of intimacy unconsummated marriage

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