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The Catman of Paris (1946)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 20 April 1946 (USA)
Are mysterious killings in Paris of 1896 the work of man or monster?

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Lesley Selander

Writer:

Sherman L. Lowe (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Esmond ... Charles Regnier
Lenore Aubert ... Marie Audet
Adele Mara ... Marguerite Duval
Douglass Dumbrille ... Henry Borchard
Gerald Mohr ... Inspector Severen
Fritz Feld ... Prefect of Police
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Paul Audet
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Guillard
Francis McDonald ... Devereaux
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Paul de Roche
Alphonse Martell Alphonse Martell ... Maurice Cocaignac
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Jules
John Dehner ... Georges
Anthony Caruso ... Raoul
Carl Neubert Carl Neubert ... Phillippe
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Storyline

Author Charles Regnier returns to 1896 Paris after exotic travels, having written a bestseller which the Ministry of Justice would like to ban. That very night, an official is killed in the dark streets... clawed to death! The prefect of police suspects some sort of "were-cat" but Inspector Severen thinks there's nothing supernatural about Regnier's motive. And Regnier has increasing doubts about himself when he has another hallucinatory blackout during the second killing... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BEWARE! A MONSTER IS LOOSE! (original ad - all caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La bestia de París See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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About 16 minutes into the film, the 19th-century bronze plaque reading "PAUL AUDET ET CIE / EDITEURS" uses an Art Deco typeface that would not have been created until the 1920s or 1930s. See more »

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Poor Film
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Catman of Paris, The (1947)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Cat pee poor Republic horror film about a werewolf like creature stalking the streets of Paris. This is a pretty poor, extremely lame and overly talky horror film that goes no where in its short 65-minute runtime. Not for a single second does the film quite talking, which grows quite tiresome after the first five minutes. The "creature" is only on screen for three scene and probably a total of thirty seconds. Carl Esmond stars with Lenore Aubert of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein fame.


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