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Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Harry Black (original title)
Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 July 1958 (UK)
During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

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Harry Black
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Christian Tanner
Anthony Steel ...
Desmond Tanner
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Bapu
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Michael Tanner
Frank Olegario ...
Dr. Chowdhury
Kamala Devi ...
Nurse Somola
John Helier ...
German Sergeant
Tom Bowman ...
British Officer
Allan McClelland ...
British Officer
Harold Siddons ...
British Officer
Norman Johns ...
British Officer
Gladys Boot ...
Mrs. Tanner
George Curzon ...
Mr. Philip Tanner
Archie Duncan ...
Woolsey
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Former British Army Major Harry Black comes to the rescue of an Indian village terrorized by a ferocious Bengal tiger.During the hunt, Major Black comes across his former wife Chris who is now remarried.Her new husband, Desmond Tanner, already knew Major Black from a German prisoner-of-war camp in World War Two.Tanner manages a tea plantation and wants Harry Black to come along for the hunt in order to impress his young son, Michael.Harry Black still loves his ex-wife Chris and Desmond Tanner senses this.Although none of the two men openly admit it they compete against each other for Chris' love. Written by nufs68

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In Sept. 1958, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) starring Charles Bronson, Robert Hutton and John Carradine. See more »

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Referenced in The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #12.1 (1958) See more »

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"Good luck with tigers, Mr Black – inside and out."
14 August 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There's a better film lurking in the material than ever makes it to the screen in Harry Black and the Tiger, another 50s CinemaScope shot-on-location effort which sees Stewart Granger's tin-legged hunter tracking a man-eating tiger and finding his path crossing with Anthony Steel's coward and his wife – and Granger's unconsummated love – Barbara Rush, yet it's so restrained and there's so little spark between the leads that it never catches fire the way it should. Indeed, only I.S. Johar's guide makes much of an impression. There are some interesting ideas, not least the way Granger's progress is linked to the tiger, visually, physically and emotionally, but unfortunately the execution is often a bit dreary without ever quite tilting over into total boredom. Watchable, but it rarely repays the effort.


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