Save the Tiger (1973)




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In this film, an upwardly mobile garment manufacturer's underhanded business tactics are catching up with him. He cheats on his wife, arranges business deals by servicing his clients with prostitutes, and torches his warehouse to collect the insurance money, all the while paying empty lip service to his lost ideals.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Shagan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 25, 2005
Paramount Pictures


as Harry Stoner

as Phil Greene

as Fred Mirrell

as Janet Stoner

as Charlie Robbins

as Margo the Prostitute

as Dusty

as Sid Fivush

as Cashier

as Tiger Man

as Taxi Driver

as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Save the Tiger

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A jolting drama, fueled by two stunning performances.

Full Review… | March 11, 2011
Film Snobbery

Jack Lemmon won the 1973 Best Actor Oscar in John Avildsen's Arthur Miller-like sentimental melodrama, in which he plays a bitter down-on-his-luck L.A. businessman who feels cheated by the American Dream.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008

Audience Reviews for Save the Tiger

Set fire to the factory. Supply women for the clients. Harry Stoner will do anything to get one more season.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

The greatest performance ever given by an actor and Jack Lemmon delivers this in his breathtaking Oscar winning role.
One of the top ten best films of 1973.

Mister Caple

Super Reviewer


A tour de force for Lemmon. Consider this to be a bridge between the early great comedic work and the really marvelous dramatic work of his later career.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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