Directed by Jacques Tourneur
We have entered the next stage of horror films, I believe. In the thirties we had a lot of cheesy monster films. Now, we are getting something a lot more subtle. As hokey as the movie poster looked, this film relied on mounting tension rather than gore.
This movie is about a Serbian woman who may or may not be a cat. Her cattiness actually might just ruin her marriage! Anyway, that part of the movie isn't really what is important. What is important is the way Tourneur skillfully makes you like the main character and sympathize with her. There also is another really intriguing story line about another love interest of the hubbie.
This film isn't even remotely frightening but it is exciting so definitely check it out.
Major hit in the box office which led many critics to retract their formally scathing reviews.
Took 18 days to film.
Used sets from The Magnificent Ambersons (which I will be reviewing next).