DeWitt Bodeen

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DeWitt Bodeen (July 25, 1908, Fresno, California — March 12, 1988, Los Angeles, California) was a film screenwriter best known for writing Cat People (1942).


Born Homer DeWitt Bodeen, he began his career as an actor and playwright before entering the film business.

In the late 1930s, he began working for RKO and worked his way up to a script writer. Other films include The Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Seventh Victim (1943), The Enchanted Cottage (1945), I Remember Mama (1948), and Billy Budd (1962).

He also wrote articles for the journal Films in Review.

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