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Tiger Girl (1955)

Ukrotitelnitsa tigrov (original title)
The story is about heiress of the circus family who organizes show "Let's get married" right in the cage for the tigers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyudmila Kasatkina ... Lena Vassilovna Varanova
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Fyodor Yermolayev
Leonid Bykov ... Petya Mokin
Pavel Sukhanov Pavel Sukhanov ... Circus Manager
Sergey Filippov ... Almazov, exhibition tiger trainer
Tatyana Pelttser ... Vorontsova
Aleksandr Orlov Aleksandr Orlov ... Voronov
Konstantin Sorokin ... Mikhailov, the bookkeeper
Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova ... Maria Mikhailovna, the bookkeeper's wife
Nina Urgant ... Olenka Mikhailovna
Anatoly Korolkevich ... The Magician
Mikhail Ivanov Mikhail Ivanov
Margarita Nazarova
A. Bokarev A. Bokarev
Pyotr Lobanov Pyotr Lobanov ... (as P. Lobanov)


Famous motorcycle racer Fyodor Yermolaev was invited to the circus for the "deadly trick": to make a leap on a motorcycle under the dome. His assistant - a quiet gentle Lena (Ludmila Kasatkina) - dreams of becoming a tiger tamer. Their trick has a grandiose success, and Yermolaev falls in love in an unknown modest circus actor. At the same time, the regular tamer-alcoholic is dismissed. The tigers growl and frighten. Lena enters the cage and - after training them, goes to the arena. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Comedy | Romance


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Soviet Union



Release Date:

3 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tiger Tamer...
12 May 2019 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film telling the tale of an extended Russian circus family, with some light romantic intrigue the story focuses on Lena (Lyudmila Kasatkina) who dreams of being a Tiger Tamer and having a thrilling act all of her own . Lena starts out as assistant to a daring motorcycle act accompanying handsome rider Fyodor (Pavel Kadochnikov), she works hard training the beautiful tigers in the hope of performing under the lights of the circus arena. A wonderfully wholesome Soviet circus melodrama highlighted with fabulous performances all-round, it was enchanting Kasatkina's debut. The film opens with a thrilling start, throughout are many circus related acts, and there is some great music. For classic cinematic circus fans, Soviet classic film enthusiasts Highly Recommended viewing....

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