The Creeper (1948)

USA, 1948
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Jean Yarbrough.

Plot Summary

A pair of scientists discover a serum while in the West Indies that can transform any injected with it into a cat-like creature.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
© MCMXLVIII [1948] Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Reliance Pictures, Inc. presents. Released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Executive Producer: Ben Pivar
Produced by: Bernard Small *
Written by: Maurice Tombragel
From an Original Story Idea by: Don Martin
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Film Editor: Saul A. Goodkind
Music Composed and Directed by: Milton Rosen
Sound: Frank McWhorter
Makeup Artist: Ted Larsen
Hair Stylist: Betty Pedretti *
Art Direction: Walter Koessler

Eduardo Ciannelli (Dr Van Glock)
Onslow Stevens (Dr James Borden)
June Vincent (Gwen Runstrom)
Ralph Morgan (Dr Lester Cavigny)
Janis Wilson (Nora Cavigny)
John Baragrey (Dr John Reade)
Richard Lane (Inspector Fenwick)
Philip Ahn (Ah Wong)
Lotte Stein (nurse)
Ralph Peters (porter)
David Hoffman (André Dussaud)

Alternative Titles

The Cat Man – alternative title
Una noche de horror – Mexico



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.40
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.17 no.196 (April-May 1950) p.65 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.172 no.10 (4 September 1948) – credits, review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.74 no.5963 (28 March 1950) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.95 – credits, review
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.97
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.97 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.96
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.79 – credits
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.140 – credits