MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 63,824 this week

Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Roy Baker)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2508 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 460 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 6026 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 618 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 335 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

Tiger in the Smoke (1956) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tiger in the Smoke.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Villain (1971)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

Director: Michael Relph
Stars: Jeannie Carson, Donald Sinden, Roland Culver
Green Fire (1954)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rian Mitchell discovers an emerald deposit in South America, but gets chased away before he can start to mine. He tricks his partner, Vic, into returning to the site. While there, he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The trouble with Josephine is that her ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men...

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Glynis Johns, Jack Buchanan, Donald Sinden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The British National Health System is skewered in this comedy set in a rundown London hospital. The hospital is filled with wacky staff members and patients, and the film strives to get all... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron
The Goddess (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fun frolic involving a fake secret weapon (accidentally created during a drinking bout), naval bureaucracy, political maneuvering and the hareem and palace of the exotic eastern country of Agraria.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Akim Tamiroff, Donald Sinden, Sarah Lawson
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Leslie Norman
Stars: Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden, Adam Faith
Blackout (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out ... See full summary »

Director: Robert S. Baker
Stars: Maxwell Reed, Dinah Sheridan, Patric Doonan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Geoffrey Leavitt
Muriel Pavlow ...
Meg Elgin
Tony Wright ...
Jack Havoc (aka Johnny Cash)
...
Tiddy Doll the Gang Leader
Alec Clunes ...
Asst. Commissioner Oates
Laurence Naismith ...
Canon Avril
Christopher Rhodes ...
Chief Inspector Luke
Charles Victor ...
Will
Thomas Heathcote ...
Rolly Gripper
Sam Kydd ...
Tom Gripper
Kenneth Griffith ...
Crutches
Gerald Harper ...
Duds Morrison
Wensley Pithey ...
Detective Sergeant Pickett
Stanley Rose ...
Uncle
Stratford Johns ...
Police Constable
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Brott i dimma  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The central character in the book, Albert Campion, is omitted by the adaptors. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting film for other reasons
27 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is not in any way a gripping story, in fact, it seems as one watches it, to be three films cut and compressed to make one. So, what's wrong with it? The main problem is the fact that it has too many characters, too many mediocre actors (one appallingly bad one) too many angles and not enough of a story, the denouement is positively under whelming and one is left not caring about anyone, except perhaps, the canon played beautifully by that most reliable and welcome of actors, Laurence Naismith.

So why am I bothering to write about it? Because it is one of those worthwhile ventures, one of those film projects that had so much going for it on paper that it deserved to become a huge success. The directing of camera was for the most part brilliant, with many innovative techniques, some of them well ahead of the industry's time. The directing of the actors was uneven and sometimes non existent, which allowed better actors to get disorderly and the poor ones (there were a few) to go off the edge or simply flounder, the actor playing Johnny Havoc, the film's central bad guy, was simply not up to the role, and should have been recast, he indulged in "mad acting" "golden haze" and "falling on furniture" all things no actor should ever be allowed to get away with, and in his one great scene (in the cellar with his gang) he blew every opportunity the script afforded him to shine and to create great drama, as a result, the scene fell like seeds on stony ground.

Having said this, the film was made with some great care and there were moments that broke all barriers for the time. The actor playing the Inspector(against type from the book)was good, and the supporting police force actors were good, Charles Victor(though very near the edge most of the time) provided a welcome uplift, and Laurence Naismith was (as usual) on top of his job.

Donald Sinden had not at this time developed his hard jaw and tight teeth acting and so was quite acceptable as the new man in the life of the love interest (an actress who did so very well with what she was given, which wasn't very much) and he was handsome enough to be taken for Richard Green.

This is a good film if you allow for the obvious flaws, and deserves a place alongside great works, for it's bravery and innovative techniques, as well as some of the character acting, odd bits of which, were brilliant.

Dracher


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tiger in the Smoke (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?