Track of the Cat
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Track of the Cat
In this experimental 1954 Western, director William Wellman uses black-and-white backgrounds with occasional splatches of color on certain characters' bodies and clothes. On a snowbound ranch in northern California, the Bridges family is trapped by winter weather and its own internal conflicts. It is run by a stern matriarch, Ma Bridges (Beulah Bondi), who lords it over her weak, alcoholic husband (Philip Tonge) and her bitter, unmarried daughter, Grace (Teresa Wright). The three sons squabble constantly. Staying at the ranch is a young neighbor, Gwen Williams (Diana Lynn), who is smitten… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It has no psychological pattern, no dramatic point. There's a lot of pretty snow scenery in it and a lot of talk about deep emotional things. But it gets lost in following some sort of pretense."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"It's one of those overlooked great films that somehow slips under the radar, in this case probably because it's unique as a Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mitchum hunts a cougar... and that's about it."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
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