The Leopard Man

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  • Horror films
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Last of the three films with which Jacques Tourneur got producer Val Lewton's series of low-budget horrors at RKO off to a marvellous start, based on Cornell Woolrich's novel Black Alibi. Is it the leopard from a travelling zoo which has escaped after a publicity stunt, or something more sinister wreaking havoc in the Mexican border town? This slim question is transformed by Tourneur's fluent and expressive use of shadows into a stylistic tour de force. A film for lovers of pools of darkness.

Release details

Duration: 66 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Screenwriter: Ardel Wray
Cast: Jean Brooks
Isabel Jewell
Ben Bard
Dennis O'Keefe
Abner Biberman
James Bell
Margaret Landry
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