The Val Lewton Collection

The Val Lewton Collection

In 1942, writer and film producer Val Lewton was put in charge of RKO’s low-budget unit. For the next few years, Lewton delivered one gem after another. All these films were known for their sophisticated camera work and ominous atmosphere. Lewton left RKO at the end of the ’40s to produce A-films for various studios, something he did with mixed results until his premature death in 1951.

Filmography
(in chronological order):

The RKO Years
  • Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur)
  • I Walked With a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
  • The Leopard Man (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
  • The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson)
  • The Ghost Ship (1943, Mark Robson)
  • The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch )
  • Mademoiselle Fifi (1944, Robert Wise)
  • Youth Runs Wild (1944, Mark Robson)
  • The Body Snatcher (1945, Robert Wise)
  • Isle of the Dead (1945, Mark Robson)
The Last Years
  • My Own True Love (1949, Compton Bennett)
  • Please Believe Me (1950, Norman Taurog)
  • Apache Drums (1951, Hugo Fregonese)

Bibliography:

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007, Kent Jones)