The Night of the Grizzly


1h 42m 1966

Brief Synopsis

A man-killing grizzly is on the loose on the homestead.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adventure
Drama
Western
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Denver, Colorado, opening: 20 Apr 1966
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Former sheriff Jim Cole comes to Hope, Wyoming, in 1880 with his wife and family to claim the ranch left him by his grandfather. Jed Curry, the town's leading citizen, wants the ranch for his sons, but Cole refuses to sell despite its poor condition. When spring comes, a marauding grizzly bear comes down from the hills and wreaks havoc at the ranches. Cole's prize bull is decapitated by the beast, his fences are knocked down, Curry's sheep flock is destroyed, a man is clawed to death, and another is maimed. Cole pledges all he owns for a loan to rebuild; and when the ranchers post a reward for the death of the grizzly, Cole sees a way out of debt. The reward also attracts Cass Dowdy, a man Cole once sent to prison and who is now out to get the former lawman. Both set out after the grizzly; and after some vicious encounters between Dowdy and Cole, Dowdy is killed by the bear, which in turn is killed by Cole.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adventure
Drama
Western
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Denver, Colorado, opening: 20 Apr 1966
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed at Holcomb Valley, California.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Techniscope

Released in United States 1966