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Action of the Tiger (1957)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  30 August 1957 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Carson
Martine Carol ...
Tracy Malvoisie
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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
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Security Officer
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Mike
Yvonne Romain ...
Katina (as Yvonne Warren)
Norman Macowan ...
Trifon's Father (as Norman MacOwan)
Brian Sunners ...
Farmer
Helen Goss ...
Farmer's Wife
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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.

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

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

30 August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brutal Aventura  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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.
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Comedic attempted-rape scene
18 November 2004 | by (Columbia MD) – See all my reviews

If for nothing else, this film is memorable for a scene in which the heroine is chased around the hero's boat by the mate, Mike, played by Sean Connery, as obvious prelude to rape, while said hero, a particularly grubby-looking Van Johnson (who had seen better days in Santa Fe Trail and The Strange Love of Martha Ivers) looks on indifferently. Somehow or other she gets out of this, but the idea that having escaped the clutches of Connery she would subsequently fall hard for Van Johnson give cinema one of it great "huh?" moments. Otherwise, the movie lacks much interest or originality despite the Albanian background which certainly could have been better exploited, as Albania was known during its Communist era as the last surviving medieval society in Europe, and attracted a goodly share of antiquarian tourists.


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