MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,778 this week

Action of the Tiger (1957)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  30 August 1957 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 227 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Carson is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother from Albania where he is being held as a political prisoner.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 440 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 72 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 200 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 763 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Action of the Tiger (1957)

Action of the Tiger (1957) on IMDb 5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Action of the Tiger.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar
The Hill (1965)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen
Let's Make Up (1954)
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar
An Age of Kings (TV Series 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.

Stars: David Andrews, Patrick Garland, Julian Glover
Cuba (1979)
Adventure | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston
The Next Man (1976)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe, Albert Paulsen
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and 3 more credits »
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
Anna Karenina (TV Movie 1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Stars: Claire Bloom, Sean Connery, Albert Lieven
Simon (1954)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Peter Zadek
Stars: Sean Connery
Slander (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break a big scandal to reverse a recent decline in sales. He zeroes in on children's ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Ann Blyth, Steve Cochran
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young
Riders to the Sea (TV Movie 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: George R. Foa
Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Sean Connery, Olive McFarland
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Carson
Martine Carol ...
Tracy Malvoisie
...
Trifon, Albania Bandit
Gustavo Rojo ...
Henri Malvoisie (as Gustavo Rocco)
José Nieto ...
Kol Stendho (as Jose Nieto)
Helen Haye ...
Countess Valona
Anna Gerber ...
Mara Valona
...
Security Officer
...
Mike
Yvonne Romain ...
Katina (as Yvonne Warren)
Norman Macowan ...
Trifon's Father (as Norman MacOwan)
Brian Sunners ...
Farmer
Helen Goss ...
Farmer's Wife
Edit

Storyline

Carson is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother from Albania where he is being held as a political prisoner.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How a beautiful blonde and a tough smuggler escape the net of Continental conspiracy!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

30 August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brutal Aventura  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Carson: My usual fee is 5 thousand, but...
Tracy Malvoisie: I don't expect any favors from a cut-price Galahad!
Carson: You didn't let me finish, I was going to say for you 10 thousand.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Typical widescreen adventure
4 May 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Action of the Tiger is a very ordinary anti-Communist film that benefits from a location shoot in Greece (filling in for nearby Albania). The woefully miscast Van Johnson plays Carson, an amoral American smuggler who agrees to help blonde bombshell Martine Carol rescue her brother from the bondage of Enver Hoxha and company. Herbert Lom and Sean Connery provide assistance for Johnson, whose part really should have gone to someone with a little more gravitas, perhaps Sterling Hayden or Richard Widmark. Instead, our lead tries to prove his masculinity by wearing sweaters that are much too tight, a less than pretty sight. Desmond Dickinson's cinematography is uniformly good, especially in exterior setups, but the script is undercooked and ultimately unbelievable, as our heroes end up rescuing a motley assortment of Greek children and outwitting those dumb commies. Action of the Tiger is also of minor interest for Connery fans, as the Scots actor would reunite with director Terence Young for a little film called Dr. No five years later.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
User Review elaineart
Discuss Action of the Tiger (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?