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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.

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Jim Cole
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Angela Cole
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Jed Curry
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Wilhelmina Peterson
Kevin Brodie ...
Charlie Cole
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Hazel Squires
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Hank
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Tad Curry
Med Flory ...
Duke Squires
Leo Gordon ...
Cass Dowdy
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Sam Potts
Sammy Jackson ...
Cal Curry
Victoria Paige Meyerink ...
Gypsy Cole
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Meg
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Cotton Benson
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Marshall "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 both 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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The story of a night lengthened by a thousand terrors! See more »

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20 April 1966 (USA)  »

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El Satán de la montaña  »

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

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During both encounters with Satan the grizzly, the closeups of its head and face were obviously of a fake bear that looked nothing at all like the real live shots of the bear. See more »

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Jim Cole: One no good without the other.
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Referenced in Grizzly (1976) See more »

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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 (Minneapolis) – See 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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