The Leopard Man script
Synopsis: The Leopard Man is a 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur based on the book Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich. It is one of the first American films to attempt an even remotely realistic portrayal of a serial killer (although that term was yet to be used).

KIKI:

(pointing to the leopard)

On his back, I suppose.

JERRY:

(kidding her)

No. I thought that might be just a

little corny. I want you to lead

him in on a leash.

KIKI:

You're too good to me.

JERRY:

Look, Kicks, have I ever done

anything to hurt you?

KIKI:

No �- not yet.

JERRY:

(quite sincerely and with

evident affection)

And I never will- you know

what's between us � we're a thing

But this is serious competition.

ALTERNATE SCENE:

KIKI:

(hitting high C)

Get it out of here!

JERRY:

Kiki - he won't hurt you. There's

nothing to be afraid of.

KIKI:

Makes no difference. Get him out.

JERRY:

Listen, Kicks, you'll never guess

what I've cooked up this time.

KIKI:

That's easy. Me.

JERRY:

I thought -� is Kiki just going to

walk on that floor tonight walk out

cold before a bunch of gawks who

think a Spanish twirler is the

greatest thing in life. No. Not my

favorite client. She's going to

make an entrance this town will

never forget.

KIKI:

(pointing to the

leopard)

On his back, I suppose.

JERRY:

(kidding her)

No. I thought that might be just a

little corny. I want you to lead

him in on a leash.

KIKI:

You're too good to me.

JERRY:

(sentimentally)

Look, Kicks, how long have we known

each other?

KIKI:

(flatly)

This is l939. Can't you subtract?

JERRY:

Almost three years, isn't it? And

have I ever done anything to hurt

you?

KIKI:

No �� not yet.

JERRY:

(quite sincerely and

with evident affection)

And I never will -- you know what's

between us -� we're a thing -- But

this is serious -- big competition.

KIKI:

Clo-Clo?

JERRY:

(indicating leopard)

I thought you might strut this

kitten in right in the middle of

her act.

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Ardel Wray

Ardel Wray (October 28, 1907 – October 14, 1983) was an American screenwriter and story editor, best known for her work on Val Lewton’s classic horror films in the 1940s. Her screenplay credits from that era include I Walked with a Zombie, The Leopard Man and Isle of the Dead. In a late second career in television, she worked as a story editor and writer at Warner Bros. on 77 Sunset Strip, The Roaring 20s, and The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. Wray died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. more…

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