The Curse of the Cat People was a sequel to Cat People, which was released in 1942. Curse was directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise (his first credited work as director, he shot some additional scenes for The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942), written by DeWitt Bodeen, producer Val Lewton, Nicholas Musuraca was the director of photography, film editing by J.R. Whittredge, set decorations handled by Darrell Silvera and William Stevens, while Albert S. D’Agostino and Walter E. Keller took care of the art direction, Edward Stevenson designed the gowns, Roy Webb composed the score. Simone Simon reprised her role as Irena (ghost of) with Kent Smith, Jane Randolph as the Reeds and little Ann Carter stealing the film as Amy Reed. Can anybody say “Atmosphere?” That is what this film delivers on, scene after scene. The Curse of the Cat People is available on DVD as a double feature with Cat People.
Because of budget constraints Curse used sets that had been built for the The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942.
By C. S. Williams