The Leopard Man

1943 film by Jacques Tourneur / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Leopard Man is a 1943 American horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, and Margo. Based on the book Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich, it follows a series of violent murders in a town in New Mexico, which coincide with the escape of a leopard from a nightclub.

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The Leopard Man
Theatrical release poster by William Rose
Directed byJacques Tourneur
Written byArdel Wray
Edward Dein
Based onBlack Alibi
1942 novel
by Cornell Woolrich
Produced byVal Lewton
StarringDennis O'Keefe
Jean Brooks
CinematographyRobert De Grasse
Edited byMark Robson
Music byRoy Webb
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Release date
  • May 8, 1943 (1943-05-08)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

It is one of the first American films to attempt an even remotely realistic portrayal of a serial killer (although that term had yet to be coined).[1]

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