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The Big Cat (1949)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  April 1949 (USA)
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1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.

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1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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THRILL TO WILD MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE...OUTDOOR MAGNIFICENCE...YOUNG LOVE! (newspaper print ad - all caps) See more »


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Die Raubkatze  »

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Tom Eggers: Ain't you forgettin' this is my property?
Matt Cooper: [with gun pointed at Tom] Ain't you forgettin' this is my gun?
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Felling the Cat
19 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Young Lon McCallister has trouble making ends meet in depression-era Philadelphia, so he returns to his dead mother's rural hometown. There, he becomes involved with the town folk's soap opera past, and catches the eye of Peggy Ann Garner. Due to drought, a menacing cougar is on the scene, making the outdoors very dangerous for the movie's characters...

There is a lot of fighting, with and without the cougar; but, that's not the film's most interesting feature. More interesting is that the movie features a few "child stars" past their "Hollywood Prime." On hand: Lon McCallister, from 1943's "Stage Door Canteen" and others, Peggy Ann Garner from 1945's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and others, Skip Homeier from 1944's "Tomorrow, the World" and others, and Gene Reynolds from 1938's "Boys Town" and others. Mr. Reynolds won huge fame later, as a producer ("M*A*S*H").

"The Big Cat" and the family dog win big acting honors.

**** The Big Cat (4/49) Phil Karlson ~ Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker


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