A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

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Dr. John Collins
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Lali (as Joanne Page)
Morris Carnovsky ...
Ganga Ram
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Sita
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Alan Foster ...
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Lal Chand Mehra ...
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A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

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This is director Byron Haskin's first film, although he did do uncredited direction five years earlier for the Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart film Action in the North Atlantic (1943). See more »

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Apologists for tigers may love this movie
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tense direction, good acting by Corey and Sabu. Corbett was an animal rights enthusiast but shot and killed a lot of big cats in his day. Many Indian villagers owed their lives to him.

Many people look at sadistic murderers and tigers in the same way, i.e., it's not their fault. This to me is sickening.

Lovers of tigers need to know that tigers hunt and kill 300 villagers a year in the Sundabans mangrove swamps on the Bay of Bengal. Shamefully, the Indian government protects these tigers at the expense of its human population. This is not laudable to me. I'm sure PETA animal lovers would not wish to hunt wood in the swamps of the Sundabands, infested as it is with over 500 man-eating tigers.

So much for the romance of the big cats.


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