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Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite (1965)

Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the ... See full summary »


Claude Chabrol


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Complete credited cast:
Roger Hanin ... Louis Rapière, le tigre
Margaret Lee ... Pamela Mitchum / Patricia Johnson
Michel Bouquet ... Jacques Vermorel
Micaela Pignatelli ... Sarita Sanchez (as Micaela Cendali)
Carlos Casaravilla ... Ricardo Sanchez
José Nieto ... (as Pepe Nieto)
José María Caffarel ... Col. Pontarlier (as Jose M. Caffarel)
George Rigaud ... Le commandant Damerec
Roger Dumas ... Duvet


Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the treasure, intending to sell it to an international terrorist organization, named Orchid. When he gets there, he demands that the French authority arrests the revolutionaries, but trying to prevent a general strike, the police does nothing. The Tiger finds himself acting alone, in a paralized territory - as the revoltionaries incited 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 clutch. Written by Artemis-9

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Release Date:

5 November 1965 (France) See more »

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Our Agent 'Tiger' See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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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 »


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AN ORCHID FOR THE TIGER (Claude Chabrol, 1965) **1/2
27 June 2010 | by MARIO GAUCISee all my reviews

The "Tiger"'s second adventure incorporates a few novelties – namely, color and an exotic setting – but it also downplayed the original's humor (mainly relegated here to the hero's omnipresent gadget-inventing partner – who also appears, albeit less prominently, in the first instalment). In any case, the film upped the ante on the villains' stake, as star Roger Hanin now has to contend with both a South American revolutionary regime and a band of neo-Nazis (named after the titular flower)!

As usual, willing girls come into play too and, in fact, The Tiger is made to be more of a ladies' man here: what seems to be an uncredited bit by Christa Lang (Fuller) once again at the very start, the would-be dictator's guerilla daughter (played by an Italian, Micaela Cendali) and, beguiling as ever, heroine Margaret Lee; the latter, who did several such films during this time – including one I just acquired i.e. O.S.S. 117: DOUBLE AGENT (1967) next to John Gavin – has her entrance actually delayed until the film is almost half over and, besides, she is made out to be a femme fatale, going by the surname of Mitchum no less, until exposed as a double agent {sic}!

The plot this time around concerns a sunken treasure (shades of the contemporaneous Bondian outing THUNDERBALL, peut-etre?), with which the baddies intend to finance the afore-mentioned insurrection and, by extension, help obtain world domination for the 'master race'. Chief among them is Chabrol regular Michel Bouquet (who, though allowing himself to be slapped around by Lee, is the one to finally blow her cover and, in one of the film's most effective sequences, even electrocutes Hanin!) and Assad Bahador (appropriately supercilious as The Orchid).

As with the first film, we get a number of wacky moments in the mix – not least the sight of sharks appended, as a warning sign, to several front doors of a fishing village (later on, one of these is X-rayed by director Chabrol himself, looking disheveled in an amusing and unbilled cameo) and, to keep the tiger connection alive, the two protagonists are caged and whipped as if they were circus animals (with Lee even decked-out in a skimpily fetching leopard-skin loincloth). The climax, in fact, takes place in Bouquet's zoo – where the ensuing shoot-out feels almost like a dry-run for the memorably subtle closing scene of one of Luis Bunuel's latter-day masterpieces i.e. THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974)!

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