The Catman of Paris

May 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm (5 Heads, Catman of Paris) (, , , )

The Catman of Paris – 1946 – United States

In 1905 Paris, a handsome amnesiac novelist allegedly transforms into a murderous beast at night. In a ridiculous logical leap within the first 10 minutes, a police detective deduces a catman is on the prowl. The flick’s remainder is spent resolving the novelist’s love life and debating moral quandaries like “Is he guilty if he can’t control himself?” In the confounding twist ending, the catman is revealed to be a supernatural harbinger of change, and the catalyst behind the Roman massacre of the Christians and the atrocities of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The catman implanted false memories in the novelist, inspiring him to write a book exposing corruption in the French government. It’s imaginative, despite making no sense.

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