The Sleeping Tiger


The Sleeping Tiger

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Average Rating: 3.3/5

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When a psychiatrist captures a thief breaking into his home red-handed, he agrees not to prosecute him if he will undergo an experiment involving the doctor's rehabilitation theories. Tragedy ensues, involving the psychiatrist, his wife and the thief.

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Dirk Bogarde
as Frank Clements
Alexander Knox
as Dr. Clive Esmond
Alexis Smith
as Glenda Esmond
Hugh Griffith
as Inspector Simmons
Billie Whitelaw
as Receptionist
Fred Griffiths
as Taxi Driver
Esma Cannon
as Window Cleaner
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Critic Reviews for The Sleeping Tiger

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There is a splendour about this film, which has one of the most absurdly extravagant plots on record, and never flinches from it.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Brute force collides with the gentility of 1950s British cinema

Sep 25, 2009 | Full Review…

Unconvincing and far-fetched psychological drama about lust and redemption.

Dec 25, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sleeping Tiger

The psychology is dated but this is one of Alexis Smith's best roles and performances.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Dirk Bogarde is the reason to watch this film.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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