Louis Rapiere, aka Tiger, is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guiana), to supervise the recovery of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and steals the treasure, intending to sell it to an international terrorist organization called Orchid. When Tiger arrives there, he demands that the French authorities arrest the revolutionaries, but trying to prevent a general strike, the police does nothing. The Tiger finds himself acting alone, in a paralyzed territory - as the revolutionaries incite the people to the general strike anyway - and competing against American, Russian, and German spies. Everybody is very interested in the treasure, a rare mineral with tremendous impact on arms development, now about to fall into the Orchid's clutches.
Did You Know?
After the success of his first venture into the spy-thriller genre, Code Name: Tiger
(1964), director Claude Chabrol
was invited to make another film in the same vein. That film was to be Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite
(1965), it was intended to be more of a copy of the James Bond films which were hugely successful worldwide. The only difference was that Chabrol didn't have the resources compared to the likes that were availble to the Bond films, so rather than attempting a straight lift, he opted for something more on the lines of a spy parody, similar to Georges Lautner
's The Great Spy Chase
(1964) and Jean-Charles Dudrumet
's Killer Spy
(1965), a genre that was also proving to be popular at the time. See more
Follows Code Name: Tiger