The Cat (1958 film)

The Cat (French: La chatte) is a 1958 French war drama film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Françoise Arnoul, Bernhard Wicki and André Versini.[1] The story is loosely based on that of the Resistance operative Mathilde Carré during the Second World War. A commercial success, it was followed by a sequel The Cat Shows Her Claws in 1960.

The Cat
Directed byHenri Decoin
Produced byEugène Tucherer
Written byHenri Decoin
Jacques Rémy
Eugène Tucherer (novel)
StarringFrançoise Arnoul
Bernhard Wicki
André Versini
Music byJoseph Kosma
CinematographyPierre Montazel
Edited byClaude Durand
Elysées Films
Films Metzger et Woog
Distributed byDiscifilm
Release date
18 April 1958
Running time
108 minutes



  1. Oscherwitz & Higgins p.120


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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