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Paper Tiger (1975)

A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writer:

Jack Davies
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... 'Major' Walter Bradbury
Toshirô Mifune ... Ambassador Kagoyama
Hardy Krüger ... Müller
Ando Ando ... Koichi Kagoyama
Irene Tsu ... Talah
Ivan Desny ... Foreign Minister
Miiko Taka ... Mme. Kagoyama
Jeff Corey ... Mr. King
Patricia Donahue ... Mrs. King
Ronald Fraser ... Sergeant Forster
Jeannine Siniscal Jeannine Siniscal ... Foreign Minister's Girl
Kurt Christian Kurt Christian ... Harok
Mika Kitagawa Mika Kitagawa ... Ambassador's Secretary
Eric Soh Eric Soh ... Pathet
Salleh Ben Joned Salleh Ben Joned ... Sokono (as Salleh Joned)
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Storyline

A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

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Taglines:

They all saw him as a hero ... but could he live up to it?

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tigre de papel See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Music recorded at Olympic Studios, London. Engineered by Keith Grant. Produced by Jack Fishman who also supervised the soundtrack album. All music published by Famous Music Corporation. See more »

Goofs

When the truck is seen tumbling down the cliff you can see there is nothing underneath the hood (or bonnet) where the engine should be. See more »

Connections

References The Singing Fool (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Friend
(closing theme)
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by the Ray Conniff Singers
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Niven lifts an all too familiar tale
30 January 2003 | by RadicalTintinSee all my reviews

By this time in his career, debonair British actor David Niven was making films purely for the money. This effort was strangely different from other entries under this guise. The story of a dreamer facing the consequences of his masculine boasts is entertaining, and draws on his performance in Separate Tables.

There is a certain sadness, watching Niven as one of life's losers trying to make amends with one last act of heroism, full of pathos and regret. The film itself is nothing spectacular, but Niven manages to rescue it from oblivion, and credit where credit's due, he almost succeeds.


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