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Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Harry Black (original title)
Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 July 1958 (UK)
During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

Director:

Hugo Fregonese

Writers:

Sydney Boehm, David Walker (novel)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Harry Black
Barbara Rush ... Christian Tanner
Anthony Steel ... Desmond Tanner
I.S. Johar ... Bapu
Martin Stephens ... Michael Tanner
Frank Olegario ... Dr. Chowdhury
Kamala Devi ... Nurse Somola
John Helier John Helier ... German Sergeant
Tom Bowman Tom Bowman ... British Officer
Allan McClelland Allan McClelland ... British Officer
Harold Siddons Harold Siddons ... British Officer
Norman Johns Norman Johns ... British Officer
Gladys Boot Gladys Boot ... Mrs. Tanner
George Curzon ... Mr. Philip Tanner
Archie Duncan ... Woolsey
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Storyline

Former British Army Major Harry Black comes to the rescue of an Indian village terrorized by a ferocious Bengal tiger.During the hunt, Major Black comes across his former wife Chris who is now remarried.Her new husband, Desmond Tanner, already knew Major Black from a German prisoner-of-war camp in World War Two where his cowardice during an attempted escape, cost Black his leg.Tanner now manages a tea plantation and wants to accompany Harry Black on the hunt in order to impress his young son, Michael. Harry Black still loves his ex-wife Chris and Desmond Tanner senses this.Although none of the two men openly admit it they compete against each other for Chris' love. During the hunt, Tanner again shows himself a coward. Written by nufs68

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Which will it be ... the hunger for the woman ... or the thirst for the kill ! See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In Sept. 1958, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) starring Charles Bronson, Robert Hutton and John Carradine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #12.1 (1958) See more »

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Harry Black and the Tiger Deserved a better script.
21 January 2018 | by krocheavSee all my reviews

This movie looks far better than its script allows the story to become. Great photography by John Wilcox (nephew of Herbert) draws the viewer into some up close and personal situations with a deadly rouge tiger. Interesting Argentinian Director Hugo Fregonese attempts to keep the story moving but a lethargic script defeats him. The majority of the cast is quite good but, an overly melodramatic script offers up too many situations to fully accept - some ethnic observations are well put across and all the animal scenes are also involving. With some serious editing there is a good movie waiting to be released from the overload. The sub-plot involving the hunter's exe's little lad getting lost in the jungle is just one more incident too many. At least the Tiger, Manhunter, and his local guide are convincing throughout.

The highly charged, dramatic introduction is stark and promises something better to come - instead, it ambles on with rather weakly developed characters until some of them become quite uninteresting. Similar situations are also explored in the earlier and just as rare "Man-eater of the Kumaon"


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

India

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Runtime:

| (uncut)

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4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby | Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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