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Paper Tiger (1975)

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A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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'Major' Walter Bradbury
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Ambassador Kagoyama
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Müller
Ando ...
Koichi Kagoyama
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Talah
Ivan Desny ...
Foreign Minister
Miiko Taka ...
Mme. Kagoyama
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Mrs. King
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Sergeant Forster
Jeannine Siniscal ...
Foreign Minister's Girl
Kurt Christian ...
Harok
Mika Kitagawa ...
Ambassador's Secretary
Eric Soh ...
Pathet
Salleh Ben Joned ...
Sokono (as Salleh Joned)
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A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

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They all saw him as a hero ... but could he live up to it?

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Bradbury  »

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Kurt Christian and a number of others are re-voiced by Robert Rietty See more »

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Main Theme
Music by Roy Budd and Jack Fishman (uncredited)
Sung by the Ray Conniff Singers
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Niven lifts an all too familiar tale
30 January 2003 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

By this time in his career, debonair British actor David Niven was making films purely for the money. This effort was strangely different from other entries under this guise. The story of a dreamer facing the consequences of his masculine boasts is entertaining, and draws on his performance in Separate Tables.

There is a certain sadness, watching Niven as one of life's losers trying to make amends with one last act of heroism, full of pathos and regret. The film itself is nothing spectacular, but Niven manages to rescue it from oblivion, and credit where credit's due, he almost succeeds.


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