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Tiger by the Tail (1970)

M/PG | | Drama, Thriller | January 1970 (USA)
Vietnam war hero, accused of murdering his brother, recruits his socialite girlfriend to hunt for the real killer.

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R.G. Springsteen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher George ... Steve Michaelis
Tippi Hedren ... Rita Armstrong
Dean Jagger ... Top Polk
Charo ... Darlita
Glenda Farrell ... Sarah Harvey
Lloyd Bochner ... Del Ware
Skip Homeier ... Deputy Sheriff Laswell
R.G. Armstrong ... Ben Holmes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Ashe Martin Ashe ... Jimmy-San Ricketts
Frank Babich Frank Babich ... Reporter
John Dehner ... Sheriff Chancey Jones
Marilyn Devin ... Julie Foster
Alan Hale Jr. ... Billy Jack Whitehorn
Burt Mustin ... Tom Dugger
Dennis Patrick ... Frank Michaelis
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Steve Michaelis, a Vietnam war hero is unjustly framed for the murder of his brother. He enlists the help of Rita Armstrong his socialite girlfriend to help him find the real killer. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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They tried to frame him for robbery and murder, but they had a ... Tiger By The Tail

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Heat See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Although released in 1970, the copyright is clearly 1968 as viewed by the Kino Lorber DVD. See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Drink, Friend
Words and Music by Charo and Xavier Cugat
Sung by Charo
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Tigers, lions, panthers
21 February 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Polar bears, rhinos, elephants. It doesn't matter which animal you choose, this title makes no sense. This looks like a TV movie and I was surprised to find that it isn't. The story centres around a racecourse and some missing money and unfortunately, it's pretty boring. There is nothing too convincing about any of it especially when Christopher George (Steve) starts throwing around Alan Hale Jr (Whitehorn). I don't think so!

Badger by the belly, cat by the coccyx, hippo by the hairline…..like I said, this film is boring so there's nothing much to say about it. Why not spend time making up alternate titles for it? Remember that the title must bear absolutely no relevance to the film and keep to the animal theme.


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