The Leopard Man (1943) – Film

“The Leopard Man”

Movie #12 of the 2019 31-days of horror challenge.

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During a publicity stunt, a “tame” leopard escapes. A young girl is killed by the leopard, then another. The publicist who hired the leopard feels responsible and decides to stay in the small town in New Mexico to help find the leopard, if it is the leopard that is responsible for the deaths.

This is a solid, classic, killer creature feature, from Jacques Tourneur. A surprisingly astute exploration of gender roles and expectations of the time, and the consequences, a little more on the side of the hero and heroine rather than on the side of the villain, than other movies.

I will pretty much always recommend these classic creature features.

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