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Carl Theodor Dreyer
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
"Good luck with tigers, Mr Black inside and out."
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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