Human Emotion Stripped Raw!
A snowbound ranching family is threatened by both internal conflicts and a deadly, cunning predator in this offbeat Western from John Wayne's Batjac production company.
Robert Mitchum stars as Curt Bridges, one of three sons born to stern matriarch Ma Bridges and her weak, alcoholic husband.
With the ranch's cattle falling prey to the elusive killer cat, Bridges and his two brothers, Arthur and Harold, are forced to confront the beast to save the family's herd.
Teresa Wright (Shadow of a Doubt) is their bitter, unmarried sister, and Diana Lynn (My Friend Irma)is the young neighbour who sets tensions – and passions – aflame amidst the family's mounting crisis.
- " 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. " – Richard von Busack
- " 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