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Track of the Cat
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Release Date:
27 November 1954 (USA) See more »
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Human Emotion Stripped Raw!
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A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Boring and Unpleasant Family Drama See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Curt Bridges

Teresa Wright ... Grace Bridges

Diana Lynn ... Gwen Williams

Tab Hunter ... Harold Bridges

Beulah Bondi ... Ma Bridges
Philip Tonge ... Pa Bridges

William Hopper ... Arthur Bridges

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay)

Walter Van Tilburg Clark (novel)

Produced by
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier 
 
Film Editing by
Fred MacDowell 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Ybarra  (as Al Ybarra)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst  (as Ralph Hurst)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Makeup Department
George Bau .... makeup supervisor
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew V. McLaglen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... property man (as Joseph La Bella)
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
 
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Sam Freedle .... script supervisor
 
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Also Known As:
"William A. Wellman's Track of the Cat" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (WarnerColor)
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2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/12 (Cinemateca Portuguesa) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (2007) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certicate #17120)

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Trivia:
William A. Wellman had always intended to direct what he described as a black and white movie in color.See more »
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Pa Bridges:Got to keep drunk to forget I'm married to a clothes pin.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Big Cat (1949)See more »

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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Boring and Unpleasant Family Drama, 1 April 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, the dysfunctional Bridges family lives in an isolated ranch in the mountains of Aspen. The family is dominated by the beata and manipulative matriarch and the merciless arrogant middle-son Curt (Robert Mitchum); the elder son Arthur (William Hopper) and his sister Grace (Teresa Wright) are never listened; the father is an alcoholic man; and the younger son Harold (Tab Hunter) does not have personality to impose that he wants to marry with his despised girlfriend Gwen Williams (Diana Lynn). When a panther kills four bulls in the Bridges' cattle, Curt forces Arthur to track down the beast, and his brother is killed by the panther. Curt chases the deadly animal while his family argues in the ranch.

"Track of the Cat" is a boring and unpleasant family drama despite the name of William A. Wellman in the direction. The cinematography is extremely beautiful in the snowing mountains, but I disliked all the characters, some of them for their nastiness and the others for their weakness. Further, the plot is disclosed in a very slow pace and with repetitive jokes of the father taking hidden bottle of whiskeys from the most unusual places; the result is a very disappointing movie. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Dominados pelo Terror" ("Dominated by the Terror")

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