Track of the Cat
Track of the Cat (1954)

Set in wintery northern California during the 1880s, this western chronicles the effects of prolonged hardship and close confinement on a pioneer family. Trapped by unusually heavy snows, the Bridges household seethes with tension, largely… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Mitchum hunts a cougar... and that's about it.

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Richard von Busack

Track of the Cat (1954) a late period William Wellman picture in fine CinemaScope, exemplifies the 1950s Westerns that were trying to muscle in on Eugene O'Neill's turf.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Walter M.
At first, Joe Sam(Carl Switzwer), an elderly Indian, is the only one to hear it. After he wakes up the Bridges brothers, Curt(Robwert Mitchum), Harold(Tab… More