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Tiger by the Tail (original title)
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On the first night of his London assignment, news agency reporter John Desmond becomes heavily involved with enigmatic Anna Ray. The affair ends when she is shot struggling for a gun she has pulled on him. This is only the start of his... See more »

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John Desmond
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Jane Claymore
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Anna Ray
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Foster
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Macaulay
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Mary
Joan Heal ...
Annabella
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Fitzgerald
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Nick
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Singer
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Nurse Brady
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Dr. Scott
Robert Moore ...
Clarke
John H. Watson ...
Truscott (as John Watson)
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Electrical Inspector
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Sam
June Rodney ...
Nurse
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Sgt. Gross
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Hotel Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Blyth ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Margot Bryant ...
Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Reginald Hearne ...
Police Constable (uncredited)
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Policeman in Squad Car (uncredited)
Daphne Newton ...
Miss Finch (uncredited)
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Passenger on Underground Train (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Gilling

Written by

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John Gilling ... (screenplay) and
Willis Goldbeck ... (screenplay)
 
John Mair ... (novel "Never Come Back")

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Robert S. Baker ... producer
Monty Berman ... producer

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Stanley Black ... (uncredited)

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Eric Cross ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jack Slade

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Stanley Marks ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Peter Saunders ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

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C. Wilfred Arnold ... (as Wilfred Arnold)

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Anne Box ... hairdresser (as Ann Box)
Freddie Williamson ... makeup artist (as Fred Williamson)

Production Management

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George Fowler ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Johnny Goodman ... assistant director (as John Goodman)
Peter Price ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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W.H. Lindop ... sound recordist
Mike Bassett ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
George Burgess ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Cyril Collick ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Stanley Fewster ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Gerry Humphreys ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Tommy Meyers ... boom operator (uncredited)
Charles Poulton ... sound mixer (uncredited)

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Eric Besche ... camera operator
Frank Bellingham ... still photographer (uncredited)
Adrian Console ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Desmond Davis ... focus puller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Stanley Black ... musical director

Script and Continuity Department

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Kathleen Sinnott ... continuity
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Plot Summary

On the first night of his London assignment, news agency reporter John Desmond becomes heavily involved with enigmatic Anna Ray. The affair ends when she is shot struggling for a gun she has pulled on him. This is only the start of his troubles, as Anna worked for a criminal organisation who know Desmond has now got her valuable contacts list. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines The Walls of a Whole City Were Closing In...And Now He Was Running For His Life! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cross-Up (United States)
  • Vingt-deux long rifle (France)
  • Enigma de un diario (Spain)
  • Kaliber 22 (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Kaybolan ceset (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia In March 1958 United Artists distributed this (under the title "Cross-Up") in the US on a double bill with Run Silent Run Deep (1958) starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Never Come Back (1990). See more »
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Quotes John Desmond: I guess I caught a tiger by the tail and I couldn't let go!
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