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The Tiger of Eschnapur

The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959)

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Release Date: Jan 22, 1959 Wide

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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 Her ex-husband, Fritz Lang directs this routine, outdated drama about an exotic dancer named Seetha (Debra Paget) who is hired by Chandra (Walther Reyer), an Indian maharaja.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

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All Critics (7) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (0) | DVD (7)

Lang's most open-aired use of color, and wonderful, late-period entertainment.

February 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A strikingly beautiful film that takes itself so seriously that we almost manage it ourselves.

August 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Work of great imagination.

December 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What elevates the films to the status of art-in-genre-clothing, is Lang's taste for lurid color and perfect compositions.

May 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Visually striking adventure film, in lavish color.

December 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

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  • Der Tiger von Eschnapur (DE)
  • The Tiger of Eschnapur (Der Tiger von Eschnapur) (UK)
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