Friday, January 16, 2015

THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE / RKO Radio Pictures - 1944

It's Freakin' Feline Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's the sequel of the original CAT PEOPLE story from 1942 also starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith and Jane Randolph. But, this time there's a young daughter involved. I'm showing the colorized version done by Ted Turner.

Here's a nice little sound clip from this cursed movie for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by our pile of killer kitties, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a taste of... THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE!

Here's little Ann Carter as Amy, daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed who were married after the first movie. Amy is so adorable but is very upset when a classmate catches a butterfly for her in his net during a field trip, killing the insect. She slaps him in the face.

Amy is different than most children, she's a very imaginative child with trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, making her unpopular with the others.

Amy goes into the yard of a neighbor and someone tosses something to her from the open window. Amy finds a gold ring wrapped in a cloth.

She's told by her parents that she must return the ring to the owner, Mrs. Farren, so, Amy goes back to the house where she's met by the rude daughter, Barbara, played by Elizabeth (WEIRD WOMAN) Russell.

Amy meets Mrs. Farren, who was an actress, she gives Amy a taste of her ware by reciting The Unseen Playmate by Robert Louis Stevenson from 'A Child's Garden of Verses' published in 1913... As heard in the sound clip.

Then, the Ghost of Irena (Simone Simon) appears for Amy, she comforts her and they bond immediately.

Amy goes searching for Irena into the woods by herself and gets lost. She hears an old car coming her way and thinks it's the Headless Horseman!

Amy makes it to the Farren's house during some drama there, Mrs. Farren thinks Barbara is going to kill her.

Mrs. Farren dies from a heart attack on the stairs and Amy is left alone with Barbara, but, Irena appears in the place of Barbara.

Amy goes down the stairs and hugs Barbara because she thinks she's Irena. Feeling the love of the child makes Barbara return the love, something she never got from her mom.

Everything works out in the end and Amy says goodbye to Irena... Goodbye!

And, be back tomorrow for more way cool junk from the Dungeon gang!!


iain said...

COLORIZED?!?!?! NO!!!!

TABONGA! said...

Yeah, Turner also colorized THE THING and KING KONG..

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