The Catman of Paris (1946)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Lesley Selander.

Plot Summary

In 1896, writer Charles Regnier returns to Paris after travelling the world. On his first night home a Ministry of Justice official is clawed to death by a cat like creature and Regnier, whose best-selling book has displeased the Ministry, comes under suspicion.


Directed by: Lesley Selander
Republic Pictures presents. A Republic production
Associate Producer: Marek M. Libkov
Original Screen Play by: Sherman L. Lowe
Photography: Reggie Lanning
Film Editor: Harry Keller
Music Score: Dale Butts
Sound: Fred Stahl
Costumes by: Adele Palmer
Makeup Supervisor: Bob Mark
Special Effects: Howard and Theodore Lydecker
Art Director: Gana Chittenden

Carl Esmond
Lenore Aubert
Adele Mara
Douglass Dumbrille
Gerald Mohr
Fritz Feld
Francis Pierlot
George Renavent
Francis McDonald
Maurice Cass
Alphonse Martell
Paul Marion
John Dehner
Anthony Caruso
Carl Neubert
Elaine Lange
Tanis Chandler
George Davis

Alternative Titles

La bestia de París – Mexico
O drakos ton Parision – Greece
O Monstro de Paris
– Brazil



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.38
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.162 no.8 (23 February 1946)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.91 – credits, review
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.76
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.79 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis 55 – credits
  • Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver pp.253-261  – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • by Walt Lee p.59 – credits
  • The Republic Pictures Checklist by Len D. Martin p.30 – credits, synopsis, notes
  • The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.358-359 – illustrated credits, review