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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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Narain
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Dr. John Collins
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Lali (as Joanne Page)
Morris Carnovsky ...
Ganga Ram
Jimmy Moss ...
Panwah (as James Moss)
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Sita
Eddie Das ...
Ox-Cart Driver
Estelle Dodge ...
Mother
Alan Foster ...
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Ted Hecht ...
Native Doctor
Frank Lackteen ...
Villager
John Mansfield ...
Bearer
Lal Chand Mehra ...
Farmer
Ralph Moody ...
Villager
Neyle Morrow ...
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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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Never before have you lived an adventure like this! [USA theatrical] See more »

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8 November 1948 (Sweden)  »

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A Fera de Kumaon  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Takes itself way too seriously.
5 September 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

In typical Hollywood style this film asserts that everyone in India is terribly spiritual and stiflingly serious. They wander about saying profound things about the meaning of life, while nobly suffering in poverty. Add to this a laughably sententious narration and an American on a spiritual quest (which somehow will be helped by shooting tigers)played without a shred of humour by Wendell Corey, and you have a pretty bad film.

But there is the most wonderful tiger footage that makes sitting through the boring bits worthwhile. Well staged attacks on humans and animals, and a sensational sequence when the tiger fights a crocodile, are very exciting and beautifully photographed. No surprises that director Byron Haskin was one of the top cameramen of the silent era - it is when this film does not talk that it is at its best.


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