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Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)
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Ex-army Major Harry Black aids an Indian village terrorized by a ferocious tiger.During his hunt Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner who knew Major Black from a German POW camp in WW2.

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Harry Black
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Christian Tanner
Anthony Steel ...
Desmond Tanner
I.S. Johar ...
Bapu
Martin Stephens ...
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 aid of an Indian village terrorized by a ferocious tiger.During his hunt Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner who knew Major Black from a German POW camp in WW2. Written by Anonymous

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Man Against Beast! Woman Against Man! See more »


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14 November 1958 (West Germany)  »

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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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Granger's own white whale
29 April 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Part Snows Of Kilimanjaro, part Moby Dick, Harry Black And The Tiger will never attain the literary ranks of those Hemingway and Melville classics. Still the book turned into a good movie with Stewart Granger giving a good performance in his first film after he was loose from his MGM Hollywood contract.

There's a tiger on the prowl in a remote corner of India and the government has contracted white hunter Stewart Granger for the job of killing it. There's not much you can do with big cats once they've gotten an appetite for human flesh. But the job gets personal with Granger when he discovers the tiger has chosen for its hunting grounds, the vicinity of a tea plantation run by Anthony Steel and his wife Barbara Rush who's always had a thing for Granger in any event.

There are some flashback sequences telling how the three main players have arrived to the point they are now. Steel did not go through with his part of an escape plan during World War II and as a result Granger lost a leg. And both are in love with Rush, but Granger bows out and now they're thrown together again.

Steel was weak during the war, but now Granger questions his own fitness for the job especially after getting mauled by the tiger. Still he has developed his own Ahab like fixation on the beast.

I have to say Stewart Granger sure looks the part, a carryover when he scored such a big hit in King Solomon's Mines. Later on he did a film called The Last Safari in the Sixties and it was hardly a success.

Look for I.S. Johar and Kamala Devi as Granger's guide and his Indian nurse when he is recovering from his encounter with the tiger. Devi has some really sharp observations about what she's around her.

Not the best jungle films, but the Indian cinematography is nice and fans of the leads will be pleased enough.


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