When a Bengal tiger - a creature of hypnotic power and fascination - causes several death in a poor Indian village, a famous hunter and tracker is brought to kill the beast... The hunter (Stewat Granger) suffers from an artificial leg, the result of a wound received while in a German POW camp...
In starting out on the hurt, Granger meets up with a wartime acquaintance, Anthony Steele, now the manager of a tea plantation... Steel begs Granger to go along, in order to impress his son Martin Stephens...
There is great procession led by jeweled elephants, and hundreds of beaters whose job was to drive the tiger to the skilled hunter...
The manager's cowardice results in Stewart being savagely injured by the formidable predator...
There is an adventurous spirit about this lethargic melodrama, where thrills are carefully staged...
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award.
David Walker (novel)
Cast (in credits order)
Stewart Granger .... Harry Black
Barbara Rush .... Christian Tanner
Anthony Steel .... Desmond Tanner
I.S. Johar .... Bapu
Martin Stephens .... Michael Tanner
Frank Olegario .... Dr. Chowdhury
Kamala Devi .... Nurse Somola
John Helier .... German Sergeant
Tom Bowman .... British Officer
Allan McClelland .... British Officer
Harold Siddons .... British Officer
Norman Johns .... British Officer
Gladys Boot .... Mrs. Tanner
George Curzon .... Mr. Philip Tanner
Archie Duncan .... Woolsey
John Rae .... Fisherman
Jan Conrad .... Tower guard
Michael Seavers .... Frenchman
André Maranne ... Frenchman
Sound Mix:4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:USA:Approved (PCA #18993) | West Germany:16 (f) | Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved | Sweden:15