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A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive,... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
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Harry Stoner
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Phil Greene
Laurie Heineman ...
Myra
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Fred Mirrell
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Janet Stoner
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Charlie Robbins
William Hansen ...
Meyer
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Rico
Liv Lindeland ...
Ula (as Liv Von Linden)
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Margo
Eloise Hardt ...
Jackie
Janina ...
Dusty
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Sid Fivush
Pearl Shear ...
Cashier
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Tiger Petitioner (as Biff Elliott)
Ben Freedman ...
Taxi Driver
Madeline Lee ...
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Tony Regan ...
Man at Show (uncredited)
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Woman at Show (uncredited)
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Man at Show (uncredited)
Ken Weiner ...
Movie Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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John G. Avildsen

Written by

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Steve Shagan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Edward S. Feldman ... executive producer
Martin Ransohoff ... producer
Steve Shagan ... producer
Jack Lemmon ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Marvin Hamlisch

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James Crabe ... (as Jim Crabe)

Film Editing by

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David Bretherton

Editorial Department

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David Ramirez ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Caro Jones

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Jack T. Collis ... (as Jack Collis)

Set Decoration by

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Ray Molyneaux

Makeup Department

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Harry Ray ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ronald L. Schwary ... second assistant director (as Ron Schwary)
Christopher N. Seiter ... assistant director (as Christopher Seiter)

Art Department

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Donald B. Nunley ... property master (as Don Nunley)
Leamon Adams ... swing gang (uncredited)
Ron Chiniquy ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Robert Krume ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Spencer Moore ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bud Alper ... sound
Robert Knudson ... sound (as Robert I. Knudson)
Gene Ashbrook ... boom operator (uncredited)
Vincent Garcia ... sound cable (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ross A. Maehl ... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
John Murray ... key grip
Jack Willoughby ... camera operator
Gene Kearney ... grip (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Mason Sperry ... grip (uncredited)
Robert M. Stevens ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Orlando Suero ... still photographer (uncredited)
Timothy E. Wade ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Young ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John A. Anderson ... wardrobe
Joseph Magnin ... fashion show wardrobe

Music Department

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Marvin Hamlisch ... conductor
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Howard A. Small ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Pat Quinn ... fashion show consultant
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor
Alan DeWitt ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Frank Friedrichsen ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Barbara Gallagher ... secretary to producer and director (uncredited)
Bridget O'Brien ... secretary to production manager (uncredited)
Carl Skelton ... auditor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The film depicts a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He daydreams about his youth, trying to escape from the fact that business is rotten and his company owes bundles of money. His day is filled with unusual episodes as he picks up a hitchhiker/prostitute, arranges for his company's warehouse to burn down so he can collect the insurance-money, he hires strippers for his buddies and gets engaged in an animal rights campaign, a fashion show and experiences a rather uncomfortable flashback to the war. Written by Kristian Krokfoss

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Taglines Jack Lemmon in his most important dramatic role since "The Days of Wine and Roses." See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sauvez le tigre (France)
  • Salvad al tigre (Spain)
  • Спасете тигъра (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Спасите тигра (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Ocalic tygrysa (Poland)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jack Lemmon admitted to having had a serious drinking problem at one time, which is one reason he looks back on his Oscar-winning role as Harry Stoner in Save the Tiger (1973) as perhaps the most gratifying, emotionally fulfilling performance of his career. See more »
Goofs Harry wipes Fred's face almost completely clean of the red body paint. In a subsequent shot, Fred's face is covered with red paint again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Paramount Presents (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Air Mail Special See more »
Quotes Myra: Are you OK? Do you want something?
Harry Stoner: Yes. I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club - hear Billie Holiday sing fine and mellow - walk in that kind of rain that never washes perfume away. I wanna be in love with something. Anything. Just the idea. A dog, a cat. Anything. Just something.
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