Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar

Synopsis: When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Winston Hibler
Production: Cangary
 
IMDB:
6.8
APPROVED
Year:
1967
75 min
59 Views


# Hello, Charlie

# Lonesome Charlie

# Talkin' about Charlie

It's a natural fact

#That cat didn't know

how a cat should act

# He figured he was a human kind

# When all the time he'd been designed

To be a... cougar

# Talkin' about Charlie

Good-Time Charlie

# Everybody's friend

# He didn't dig that nature scene

Those grizzly bears were too darn mean

# He figured his rightful fittin'place

# Was kicking around

with the human race

# Lumberjacks, mostly

# Talkin' about Charlie

Good-Time Charlie

# Everybody's friend

# How come he was lonesome?

Well, that's the story we're here to tell

# So let's get started right from the top

When we come to the end...

# We'll stop

# Talkin' about Charlie

Good-Time Charlie

# Everybody's friend

# Charlie, Good-Time Charlie

Everybody's friend

This is Timberland, USA.

The Cascade Range

in the Pacific Northwest.

A great big chunk of wilderness

that's best known

for logging, lumberjacks

and mountain lions,

commonly called "cougar"

in these parts.

Now some folks say

a cougar is just about

the biggest mistake

Mother Nature ever made.

200 pounds of tooth, claw and trouble.

But this is a story about one cougar

that was different.

You see, right from the beginning,

he didn't know he was a cougar,

because he didn't have

a mother to tell him.

A hunter took her for bounty

three days ago,

and he'd been walking

the lonesome trail ever since.

Right about now, though, fate came up

with a prime prospect for a soft touch.

A lumber company forester

by the name of Jess Bradley.

Jess had come here today to mark

some selected trees for a logging crew.

Well, there was a kitten

in his own pocket of poverty,

and not far away,

one innocent, unsuspecting human.

Fate was about ready to move in

and make the connection.

Now, Jess not only had

a college degree in forestry,

he was pretty well schooled

by Mother Nature, too.

Well, hello there.

Where'd you come from?

Right away, he read the signs.

This was forest land, and a female cougar

likes to den in the rimrocks.

So the kitten must have wandered

down here on his own.

No mother cougar would let that happen,

not if she was alive to stop it.

You poor little fella.

Come on. Come on.

Come on. Huh?

I'm not gonna hurt you now.

Looks to me

like you could use a square meal.

So, there was only one thing

for a nature-loving man to do.

Of course, Jess wasn't

planning anything permanent.

He'd have to turn the cat loose,

sooner or later.

Meantime, though, it might be kind of fun

having a kitten around the house.

Well, the fun started that very night.

Come on.

That's it.

Whoops!

Sloppy eater, aren't you?

Being a bachelor, Jess didn't have

any experience in this line of work.

But with a little thinking,

he came up with a formula,

and it seemed to serve the purpose.

You got a hollow leg?

You're gonna have to get on to a schedule.

Shh.

Easy.

That's a boy.

There you go, now.

Jess named his new pet

Good-Time Charlie.

And he soon got downright fond

of that little cat.

The little cat got right down

to living up to that name.

One thing about Charlie,

he caught on quick.

Wasn't any trick to taking trout -

all you had to do is play it right.

Hey, Charlie...

Charlie! Hey, Charlie!

You come back here with that fish!

Right from the beginning,

Charlie had made an acquaintance

with all the neighborhood critters.

But lately, a young raccoon

seems small for a playmate.

And so did a fox cub.

The pine marten never did see Charlie

as a real close companion.

So, being a friendly,

outgoing sort of cougar,

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