The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Director
Gunther von Fritsch; Robert Wise

Main cast
Simone Simon; Kent Smith; Jane Randolph; Ann Carter; Eve March

Genres
Drama, Horror

Description
A child explores her late mother's life and discovers her maternal bloodline is cursed.


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