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    Cat People (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Val Lewton's career of producing horror films at RKO got off to a roaring start with this entry -- one of the moodiest and most suspenseful films to define the horror genre. Simone Simon portrays a woman who believes she will turn into a black panther if she becomes emotionally aroused. But when she meets Kent Smith, she falls in love anyway and eventually marries him. Smith fears that Simon's mental condition is straining their marriage and sends her to a psychiatrist. It's then that Simon believes another woman is interfering and she resorts to the only way she can defend her relationship. The film was directed to perfection by Jacques Tourneur who used shadows to create suspense and deliberately avoided the special effects that would confirm if Simon really had the ability to turn herself into a cat or not. To this day, Cat People is considered a masterpiece of the genre and the posters, which are just as mysterious as the film, are among the most sought after. There were two tears in the upper border and two very small chips in the middle and lower center points. There was a chip in the left border and pinholes in the lower right corner. Other than these very minor issues, this poster has brilliant color and is one not to be missed. Very Fine- on Linen.




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