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The Ticket of Leave Man (1937)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  October 1937 (UK)
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A man is accused of a series of murders that were actually committed by a crazed killer called "The Tiger." He must prove his innocence and catch the murderer.



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Complete credited cast:
Tod Slaughter ...
The Tiger
John Warwick ...
Marjorie Taylor ...
Frank Cochran ...
Robert Adair ...
Peter Gawthorne ...
Jenny Lynn ...
Arthur West Payne ...
Sam Willoughby (as Arthur Payne)
Norman Pierce ...
Billy Bray ...


A man is accused of a series of murders that were actually committed by a crazed killer called "The Tiger." He must prove his innocence and catch the murderer.

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murder | prison | ex convict


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Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Jack Beaver
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
1 September 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Pudgy screen presence Tod Slaughter deliciously plays a killer named the Tiger, famed for his thieving, murder, and anonimity. Slaughter, as with all his films it seems, sets his sights on the fiancée of a young bank clerk. Tod practically drools as he leers at the young lady and then sets up a plan with a dishonest moneylender to set the boyfriend up with some counterfeit bank notes. The plan works and the young man serves his term in prison. He gets out early and finds that no one will give a second chance to a Ticket of Leave man, that is a man who has been released from prison. Slaughter, still with designs on the pretty young lady, must find new ways now to deal with the man she still loves. Maybe if the young man becomes too desperate he will go to a life of crime. Slaughter is wonderful in this film. When we first see him, he is wearing a striped outfit with a bowler hat that makes him look truly ridiculous. Even when he disguises himself as an older man trying to help ticket of leave men(this is done to impress the young lady), Slaughter still forces the young lady to kiss him for his favors. His screen time is a joy to behold. He leers better than any other actor ever has on the screen. If you doubt his films. Slaughter makes leering an art form. This is a nicely directed film and lots of fun. Director George King does a serviceable job with an above-average cast, but make no mistake...this is Tod's film all the way!

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