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 ... See full summary »
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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
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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