The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 22, 1959 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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This is the third and least successful version of screenwriter Thea von Harbou's original story, Das Indische Grabmal, written around 1919. Her ex-husband, Fritz Lang directs this routine, outdated drama about an exotic dancer named Seetha (Debra Paget) who is hired by Chandra (Walther Reyer), an Indian maharaja. Chandra is having problems keeping his domain in order and his subjects are on the verge of rebellion. To make matters worse, Seetha is not interested in him but in Harald Berger (Paul
Jan 22, 1959 Wide
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Lang's most open-aired use of color, and wonderful, late-period entertainment.
A strikingly beautiful film that takes itself so seriously that we almost manage it ourselves.
What elevates the films to the status of art-in-genre-clothing, is Lang's taste for lurid color and perfect compositions.
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