Tiger by the Tail

  • John Gilling (1955)
  • UK
  • 82 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

Another trudge through the lowest depths of British movie-making, in the company of quota quickie specialist John Gilling. Larry Parks stars in this, one of his British movies, made after he was driven out of Hollywood at the height of his career during the McCarthy era witch-hunts of the 1950s. This experience drained him of the zest he displayed in pictures such as The Jolson Story, as he plods dispiritedly through a tatty little tale about a journalist threatened by hoodlums. A completely thrill-free thriller.

Cast and crew

Cast

John Desmond
Larry Parks
Jane Claymore
Constance Smith
Anna Ray
Lisa Daniely
Foster
Cyril Chamberlain
Nick
Ronan O'Casey
Macaulay
Donald Stewart (1)

Crew

Director
John Gilling

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Tempean Films Ltd

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