In a snowbound homestead in Northern California, the Bridges family lives in contentious squalor. Brothers Curt (Robert Mitchum) and Harold (Tab Hunter) fight over the attentions of their beautiful neighbor, Gwen (Diana Lynn), while the boys' boozing father (Philip Tonge) suffers under the abuse of their religiously minded mother (Beulah Bondi). The family dysfunction only intensifies when a panther kills Curt's timid brother, Arthur (William Hopper), and Curt sets out to slay the animal.
Director: William Wellman
Producer: John Wayne and Robert Fellows
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Tab Hunter, Diana Lynn, Beulah Bondi, Philip Tonge, William Hopper and Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer