Tiger by the Tail

Tiger by the Tail

John Gilling (1955)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A reporter's mysterious mistress is killed, leaving him in possession of information on a dangerous criminal syndicate. Crime drama, starring Larry Parks and Constance Smith.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Tempean Films LtdAvailable on: DVD