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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Family | 18 October 1967 (USA)
When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

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Ron Brown ...
Jess Bradley
Brian Russell ...
Potlatch
Linda Wallace ...
Jess's Fiancé
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Lewis Sample ...
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Clifford Peterson ...
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Edward C. Moller ...
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The Lonesome Cougar
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When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

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Charlie, el puma solitario  »

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Originally released as part of a double feature bill with Disney's The Jungle Book (1967). See more »

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During the final confrontation, Charlie is played by two different cats (one "happy", one "angry") of noticeably different fur colors. See more »

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Spoofed in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) See more »

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Talkin' About Charlie
Written by Jack Speirs and Franklyn Marks
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Log drive on the Clearwater
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you just watch for the pictures. There isn't much of a story and there isn't much acting, aside from the animals, but the scenery is great and it's amazing they can train animals like that.

It's worth watching just to see actual footage of one of the last log drives on the Clearwater river. Not long after the movie was made, the Clearwater was dammed up, and that whole beautiful valley was killed by the muck and slack-water behind Dworshak dam. If they tried to make a movie like this these days, they'd have to do it with CGI, because you just can't pile up 600,000 feet of old-growth logs and dump them in a river any more, even if you could find one that wasn't dammed up. The animal rights people would probably have something to say about having a cougar jump into a pen full of sheep and run over top of a bunch of piglets, too.

There are some hokey parts of the production such as the "moonlight" cougar romp under a bright sunny sky, and the dynamiting of a small pile of driftwood that is supposed to be a "log jam" (after lighting the "wick", no less), but in the genre of "animal pictures" this is one of the best.


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