All this talk about Gail Russell got me in the mood to revisit another childhood movie in which I first noticed Russell with her pretty face and beautiful blue eyes even though the film is in Black & White. I watched my 2013 Blu-ray of "Angel and the Badman".I like Gail Russell in this film - in fact, I like her in general - and I feel that she is no longer especially young strengthens her performance as a married woman who has had her disappointments.
By the way, you're right about "Track of the Cat" being depressing. I thought the iTunes HD digital was pretty damn good compare to the DVD.I did a 12-hour marathon during which I watched 6 movies, so I'll break my report into 3 posts.
Track of the Cat (iTunes) 1954. Wellman's western drama heavy with psychology and symbolism pits generations and siblings against one another. Shot in what Wellman termed "black-and-white-in-color" in very wide 'Scope and stereo. Poor Tab Hunter stuck out opposite such pros as Bob Mitchum, Bondi, Teresa Wright and Diana Lynn (sigh). It's as wonderfully depressing as the author's Ox-Bow Incident.
The Violent Men (iTunes) 1955. Glenn Ford as the rancher who is pushed just a bit too far by land-grabber Ed. G. Robinson and femme fatale B. Stanwyck, this time playing fatale to brothers Robinson and Keith. She isdispatched by Lita Milan, much like Sondergaard did Davis in The Letter, but the Code let Milan escape (!).