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Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Harry Black (original title)
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 George Curzon ... Mr. Philip Tanner
Archie Duncan 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.Tanner manages a tea plantation and wants Harry Black to come along for 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. Written by nufs68

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The woman or the tiger ? He can't have them both ! See more »


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry Black and the Tiger See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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 »

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

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Jungle adventure and loving drama involving an one-legged hunter and a murderous tiger
23 July 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

During a hunt for a carnivorous tiger , the two-fisted white hunter Harry Black , Stewart Granger, comes across his prior wife , Barbara Rush , now married to Tanner , Anthony Steel , an old friend of Harry . Both of whom met long time ago at a POW concentration camp during WWI where they attempted to escape .The motivation grows with each intent to catch the man-eating tiger, but things go wrong when the son , Martin Stephens , is lost somewhere in the perilous jungle. And to make matters worse the dangerous beast goes on attacking .

This is an adventure/drama movie , though I think of being more a loving drama than an adventure film . This is a passable jungle drama of acceptable quality , including a cracking final highlight with the ferocious tiger terrorizing people and other bonus attractions . Decent cast as Stewart Granger as a tough white hunter and ex-army Major , a role that sits easily on his shoulders .Barbara Rush gives one of his best acting as the figure from Black's past .Anthony Steel plays the old friend who teams up with the ex-war buddy . Support cast is pretty good, such as the sympathetic IS Johar who played in Lawrence Arabia , Kamala Davi who performed in Jeronimo , and Martin Stephens , the prodigy boy who acted in such classic movies as The innocents, Village of damned, and A touch of larceny .

Colorful cinematography shot on location in India by John Wilcox, though a perfect remastering being really necessary . Wilcox was a prestigious cameraman and Hammer regular , including known titles as Hound of Baskerville, The last valley , Kung Fu against 7 gold vampires, Chairman , Express Bongo , Zarak , Safari , Black Knight, Secret agent SZ , Operation Robinson , High below Zero , Hysteria, Judith , and Craze. Atmospheric musical score by Clifton Parker , including India sounds , and musical director by habitual Muir Matheson .

Interesting though a little boring script by Sydney Bohem , a prestigious writer who wrote notorious films such as : The big heat , The tall men , The savage, When worlds collide , Branded , Side street and Shock treatment . The motion picture was profesionally , though with no enthusiasm made by Hugo Fregonese and it won a Bafta film award . He was a good Argentinean craftsman who worked in his country Argentina : Pampa Barbara , Hollywood : Wind blow , Man in the attic , Apache drums , Untamed frontier , Decameron nights , Mark of the renegade and directed great stars as Gary Cooper , Barbara Stanwick , Anthony Quinn , Cesar Romero ,Cyd Charysse, Jack Palance. And also worked in Europe in films as Marco Polo , 3 Musketeers , Pampa Salvaje , Old Shatterhand , Dracula vs Frankenstein .Rating : 5.5/10 . The flick will appeal to Stewart Granger fans .


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