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Mental Illness: Minor Films  
TitleCat People (1942)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental psychiatry
CountryUSA
Length73
GenreFantasy
Rating4
DirectorJacques Tourneur
CastSimone Simon Kent Smith Tom Conway Jane Randolph Jack Holt
NotesB/W A beautiful, mysterious and shy woman from a suitably faraway place (Serbia) marries a New Yorker. But the mysterious part of her is that she believes she is the victim of an ancient curse. The curse strikes if she becomes emotional, angry, passionate, whatever, hence her shyness. The result is that she turns into a panther. When she tells her husband he makes her go to a psychiatrist. Appropriately when the psychiatrist scoffs at the idea he is introduced to the panther. A minor classic.

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