The Leopard Man

The Leopard Man

Director: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Adapted from the Cornell Woolrich novel Black Alibi, The Leopard Man is a lesser but still fascinating psychological-horror effort from producer Val Lewton. Someone has been killing off the citizens of a small New Mexico town, and the most likely suspect is a huge leopard, purchased for a local nightclub act by press agent Jerry Manning (Dennis O'Keefe), which has escaped from its cage. Neither Manning nor his star Clo-Clo (Margo) are totally convinced that the big cat is responsible.The haunting finale takes place during the annual "Day of the Dead" festivities. The opening sequence of Leopard Man, atmospherically detailing the last few moments of murder victim Teresa Delgado (Margaret Landry), is so powerful that the rest of the film seems anticlimactic. Long available only in its 59-minute reissue form, the film was restored to its original 65-minute running time in the mid-1980s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2019
UPC: 0826663199857
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 1,016

Special Features

New audio commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr; Audio commentary with filmmaker William Friedkin; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis O'Keefe Jerry Manning
Margo Clo-Clo
Jean Brooks Kiki Walker
Isabel Jewell Maria
James Bell Dr. Galbraith
Margaret Landry Teresa Delgado
Richard Martin Raoul Belmonte
Tula Parma Consuelo Contreras
Ben Bard Chief Robles
Ariel Heath Eloise
Fely Franquelli Rosita
Rita Corday Actor
Ottola Nesmith Senora Contreras
Robert Spindola Pedro
Elias Gamboa Senor Delgado
John Piffle Flower Vendor
Abner Biberman Charlie How-Come
Robert Anderson Dwight
Jacqueline De Wit Helene
John Dilson Coroner
William Halligan Brunton
Rose Higgins Indian Weaver
Brandon Hurst Gatekeeper
Kate Lawson Senora Delgado
Jacques Lory Philippe
Charles Lung Manuel
Mary MacLaren Nun
Betty Roadman Clo-Clo's Mother
George Sherwood Police Lieutenant
Marguerite Sylva Marta
John Tettener Minister
Russell Wade Man in Car
Joe Dominguez Cop

Technical Credits
Jacques Tourneur Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Edward Dein Screenwriter
William Dorfman Asst. Director
Al Fields Set Decoration/Design
Walter E. Keller Art Director
Val Lewton Producer
Mark Robson Editor
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Roy Webb Score Composer
Ardel Wray Screenwriter

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