Starring Dennis O’Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabell Jewell

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Jerry (O’Keefe), a promoter, gets a leopard to bolster his girlfriend’s act, but when it gets loose and women are killed, Jerry’s not sure if he’s after a rogue leopard or a human killer. A fairly obvious mystery plot with a running time of 66 minutes and no character development, the film is reduced to a series of drawn out suspense sequences, with three in particular standing out. A terrifying scene in a graveyard, blood pouring in under the door, and Margo’s cigarette lighting up the dark alley. Three great scenes is enough to recommend any movie, and the amount of creativity and inventiveness that transformed a shoe-string budget into a memorable horror classic is staggering.

 

 

 

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