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The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 8 October 1954 (USA)
After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.

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Complete credited cast:
... Frank Clemmons
... Glenda Esmond
... Dr. Clive Esmond
... The Inspector
Patricia McCarron ... Sally Foster
... Carol
... Bailey
... Harry, second criminal
Russell Waters ... Manager of Pearce & Mann
... Receptionist at Pearce & Mann
Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver
... Scrubwoman with ladder
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A psychotherapist attempts to rehabilitate a convict in his home after he breaks in. The criminal cooperates rather than being handed over to the police. The therapist's wife becomes infatuated with the man in the hopes he will take her away. Written by Anonymous

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La bête s'éveille  »

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Cinematographer Harry Waxman launched into a tirade of abuse at Joseph Losey, when, after returning from the toilet found that the set up for a scene had been changed, lamps moved in breach of film set etiquette. See more »

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Dr. Clive Esmond: What do you think of him, Glenda? Is he worth saving?
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Alexander Knox, Dirk Bogarde, and Alexis Smith provide fascinating, if maybe a little over-the-top, characterizations in The Sleeping Tiger
11 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you've been reading under my username, you probably know about my reviewing various players from the original "Dallas" in previous movies/TV appearances in chronological order for the past several weeks. So it is here that I'm commenting on a performance of one Alexis Smith-who would eventually play the crazy Lady Jessica Montford on the soap-who plays someone who seems quite aloof in the beginning but becomes quite the opposite later on. Her character's name is Glenda Esmond who's married to a Dr. Clive Esmond (Alexander Knox). This psychiatrist takes home a Frank Clemmons (Dirk Bogarde) who tried to mug him and he attempts to rehabilitate him. Director Joseph Losey (working under the name Victor Hanbury since he was blacklisted at the time) seems to rush things as the picture goes on but it's fascinating to watch the three main characters go through the changes with each revelation that gets piled on throughout. I'm not saying that I believe it when those changes come but it's pretty entertaining when they happen. So on that note, The Sleeping Tiger is worth a look.


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