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Tiger of Bengal (1959)
"Der Tiger von Eschnapur" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Seetha the Sheeva dancer
Paul Hubschmid ...
Harald Berger / Henri Mercier in French version
Walter Reyer ...
Maharadjaj Chandra
Claus Holm ...
Dr. Walter Rhodes
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Baharani - Seetha's servant
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Yama
Sabine Bethmann ...
Irene Rodhes
Angela Portaluri ...
Bäurin (credit only)
René Deltgen ...
Prince Ramigani
Guido Celano ...
General Dagh (credit only)
Jochen Brockmann ...
Padhu - Ramigani's ally
Richard Lauffen ...
Browana
Jochen Blume ...
Asagara - the Engineer
Helmut Hildebrand ...
Ramigani's servant
Victor Francen ...
Penitent (credit only)
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Der deutsche Millionen-Film!


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Le tigre du Bengale  »

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In the french-dubbed version, known as "Le tigre du Bengale" - released in July 1959, Debra Paget is dubbed by Michèle Montel, Paul Hubschmid by Michel Roux, Walter Reyer by Jean-Claude Michel, Claus Holm by Daniel Clérice, Sabine Bethmann by Nadine Alari, Rene Deltgen by Yves Brainville and Jochen Blume by Roger Rudel. See more »

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Decent, but probably not the sort of film Lang wanted in order to make a comeback.
14 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Der Tiger von Eschnapur" is a film about a German architect who is brought to India to work for the Maharajah of Enschnapur (a fictitious kingdom). Along the way, he exercises very poor judgment and falls in love with a half-caste (Debra Paget) and they both risk their lives if they act upon this love. And so, naturally, they do and the film ends with their fleeing for their lives. Exactly what happens next, you'll need to see in the second film in this series--"The Indian Tomb".

I enjoyed "Der Tiger von Eschnapur". It was the sort of film that was like a throwback to the 1940s--to the films of Universal Studios. In many ways, it was a bit like "The Cobra Woman", "Thief of Bagdad" or a movie serial--full of action, romance and escapism. On the other hand, it certainly was not a great piece of art--more like a B-movie with a slightly higher budget and a nice locale. Plus, Miss Paget had one of the sexiest dance numbers I can recall having seen apart from Rita Hayworth's in "Gilda". However, to put it bluntly, it was a decent film but not good enough to enable the director, Fritz Lang, to be able to mount a comeback to his former greatness. But with small bad touches (one-dimensional characters and some bad special effects--such as the obviously stuffed tiger during the big climactic scene and the wooden-looking severed head), it certainly isn't a great work of art--more just Saturday matinée escapism and nothing more. But, frankly, sometimes that is all you need to have a bit of fun.


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