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Tiger by the Tail (1970)

Vietnam war hero, accused of murdering his brother, recruits his socialite girlfriend to hunt for the real killer.

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Steve Michaelis
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Rita Armstrong
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Top Polk
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Darlita
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Sarah Harvey
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Del Ware
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Deputy Sheriff Laswell
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Ben Holmes
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Jimmy-San Ricketts
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Julie Foster
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Tom Dugger
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Frank Michaelis
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Steve Michaelis, a Vietnam war hero is unjustly framed for the murder of his brother. He enlists the help of Rita Armstrong his socialite girlfriend to help him find the real killer. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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They tried to frame him for robbery and murder, but they had a ... Tiger By The Tail

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Filmed in 1968, but held back from release until 1970. See more »

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Let's Drink, Friend
Words and Music by Charo and Xavier Cugat
Sung by Charo
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Tigers, lions, panthers
21 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Polar bears, rhinos, elephants. It doesn't matter which animal you choose, this title makes no sense. This looks like a TV movie and I was surprised to find that it isn't. The story centres around a racecourse and some missing money and unfortunately, it's pretty boring. There is nothing too convincing about any of it especially when Christopher George (Steve) starts throwing around Alan Hale Jr (Whitehorn). I don't think so!

Badger by the belly, cat by the coccyx, hippo by the hairline…..like I said, this film is boring so there's nothing much to say about it. Why not spend time making up alternate titles for it? Remember that the title must bear absolutely no relevance to the film and keep to the animal theme.


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