Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Leopard Man (1943)

4 / 5
Tagline: Women Alone The Victims Of Strange, Savage Killer!
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Written by: Cornell Woolrich, Ardel Wray
Actors include: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks
Genre: Horror, Drama
Length: 66 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well this has some great things going for it and some not so great things going for it. It's beautifully shot, lovely with the shadow work and in a way rather creepy. See what happens is that a nightclub performer has a leopard that gets unleashed in a club. From then on women are being ripped apart on the streets (not that you'll actually see anything that is) but sometimes it's rather horrific through the implication. There is too much talking in places and although it's just over an hour long it seems much longer, also one of the girls who is in the picture plays the castanets...which is the most annoying instrument I can think of, and she never stops playing it. Still the ending is clever and somewhat unexpected and everything is tied up nicely in the end.

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