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... more »

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  • ''What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Judd (Tom Conway), Cat People, when Irena wants to know what he will tell her ...
  • ''My dear Mrs. Reed, sometimes in my profession there comes a contest of wills between the doctor and his patient. The patients are clever. Oh, very clever. And they can fool the doctor. Sometimes.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Judd (Tom Conway), Cat People, to Irena, who he feels has been lying to him (1...
  • ''I don't feel you can help me. You're very wise, you know a great deal, yet when you speak of the soul, you mean the mind. And it is not my mind that's troubled.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Irena (Simone Simon), Cat People, explaining to Dr. Judd why she will not be comin...
  • ''I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Julia Farren (Julia Dean), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). ...
  • ''I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people's thoughts and work, things they love.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Miss Callahan (Eve March), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). ...
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