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The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

Ex-lawman Jim Cole retires to Wyoming to farm his land, but a land-greedy neighbor, an ex-con turned bounty hunter, and a vicious grizzly bear upset his retirement plans.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writer:

Warren Douglas
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Jim Cole
Martha Hyer ... Angela Cole
Keenan Wynn ... Jed Curry
Nancy Kulp ... Wilhelmina Peterson
Kevin Brodie ... Charlie Cole
Ellen Corby ... Hazel Squires
Jack Elam ... Hank
Ron Ely ... Tad Curry
Med Flory ... Duke Squires
Leo Gordon ... Cass Dowdy
Don Haggerty ... Sam Potts
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Cal Curry
Victoria Paige Meyerink ... Gypsy Cole
Candy Moore ... Meg
Regis Toomey ... Cotton Benson
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Storyline

Marshal "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear, nicknamed "Satan", who keeps killing Cole's livestock. Written by dinky-4

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Big Jim Cole had come to the rim of Hell and nobody but nobody was going to push him over! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night of the Grizzly See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film (as director) of Joseph Pevney. See more »

Goofs

During the fight at the river between Cass and Jim, Cass's ankle bandage and socks variously disappear and re-appear. See more »

Quotes

Hank: [of Hazel] She's sharper than a hound's tooth.
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Connections

Referenced in Grizzly (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Pine Tree Tall
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Written by Clint Walker and Charlie Aldrich
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More "cuddly" than "grizzly"
12 April 2001 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Back in the early 1950's, this "family western" might have met with success, but by 1966, television had taken over most of that market, making "Night of the Grizzly" seem a bit soft and old-fashioned for the big screen. For adult viewers, it needs more of an edge to cut through some of its overly-sentimental tone, but most children will probably watch it without complaint. The supporting cast is better than average, (Nancy Kulp being especially enjoyable), and the well-photographed scenery gives the proceedings a pleasing "outdoorsy" quality. And for those interested in another kind of scenery, Clint Walker takes off his shirt at regular intervals, thus giving one and all a look at his famously fabulous chest.


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