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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.

Director:

Winston Hibler

Writers:

Jack Speirs (screenplay), Jack Speirs (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ron Brown ... Jess Bradley
Brian Russell Brian Russell ... Potlatch
Linda Wallace Linda Wallace ... Jess's Fiancé
Jim Wilson Jim Wilson ... Farmer
Lewis Sample Lewis Sample ... Chief Engineer
Clifford Peterson Clifford Peterson ... Mill Manager
Edward C. Moller Edward C. Moller ... Mill Hand
Charlie Charlie ... The Lonesome Cougar
Rex Allen ... Narrator
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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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logger | cougar | wilderness | pet | orphan | See All (11) »

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Adventure | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie, el puma solitario See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (Encore print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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This was the last movie narrated by Rex Allen for Disney. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Talkin' About Charlie
Written by Jack Speirs and Franklyn Marks
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Juvenile stuff for the most part
29 March 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar" was one of the first signs things were starting to not go well for the Disney company a few years after Walt Disney's death. Though movies similar to this one were made while Walt was alive, they weren't this juvenile in nature. It's a movie that really spoon-feeds entertainment to its audience instead of letting the audience find their own way to be entertained. There's extremely juvenile slapstick, not much in the way of plot, and a narrator who not only WILL NOT SHUT UP, speaks in a condescending manner to the audience. And the movie's idea of a cougar being sympathetic is kind of silly; I don't know about you, but I find cougars to be grumpy and kind of vicious.

To be fair to the movie, it's not completely bad. There are some impressive visuals here and there. Also, the movie does ultimately make the (correct) argument that cougars are WILD animals and deserve to be left alone in the wilderness instead of being domesticated. Apart from that, there's very little to entertain adults or today's modern children. Unless you want to hear a 1960s rap song (!) about a cougar.


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