The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

G  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  20 April 1966 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Cole
Angela Cole
Jed Curry
Wilhelmina Peterson
Kevin Brodie ...
Charlie Cole
Hazel Squires
Tad Curry
Med Flory ...
Duke Squires
Leo Gordon ...
Cass Dowdy
Don Haggerty ...
Sam Potts
Sammy Jackson ...
Cal Curry
Cotton Benson
Victoria Paige Meyerink ...
Gypsy Cole


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 »


Adventure | Western


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Release Date:

20 April 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Satán de la montaña  »

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


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


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


Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
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From my childhood
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I was at the drive-in with my parents. I remember hiding behind the back of the seat scared out of my wits! My father is a gunsmith and I've always had a healthy respect both for guns and wildlife. And I know for a fact that there are things in the woods that are much bigger than I am. And the fact that what occurs in this movie could actually happen without aide of CG or any other technical assistance makes it even scarier. OK, the acting itself could have been better but you have to remember the age of the movie.

I hate to think how it would be "gorified" if remade. It was gory enough as it was.

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