Action of the Tiger

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Action of the Tiger
Directed by Terence Young
Produced by Kenneth Harper
George Willoughby (associate producer)
Co-executive producer:
Joseph Blau
Johnny Meyer
Written by Robert Carson
Peter Myers (adaptation)
James Wellard (novel)
Starring Van Johnson
Martine Carol
Herbert Lom
Sean Connery
Music by Humphrey Searle
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by Frank Clarke
Claridge Productions
Van Johnson Enterprises
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
August 20, 1957 (USA)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $863,000[1]
Box office $1,640,000[1]

Action of the Tiger is a 1957 British-American CinemaScope action film distributed by MGM, directed by Terence Young, and starring Van Johnson and Martine Carol.

The plot is about the rescue of a political prisoner held in Albania. Carson, played by Van Johnson, is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother. Action of the Tiger is also of interest for Sean Connery fans, as the Scots actor would reunite with director Terence Young for the film Dr. No five years later.

The title comes from William Shakespeare's Henry V.[2]



According to MGM records, the film earned $465,000 in the US and Canada and $1,175,000 elsewhere, resulting in a net profit of $25,000.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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