The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959)




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Seetha (Debra Paget) falls in love with Harald (Paul Hubschmidt), a German architect in far off India. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Paul Hubschmid
as Harald Berger
Debra Paget
as Seetha
Walter Reyer
as Maharadjaj Chandra
Rene Deltgen
as Prinz Ramigani
Sabine Bethmann
as Irene Rhode
Luciana Paoluzzi
as Baharani
Luciana Paluzzi
as Baharani
Claus Holm
as Dr. Walter Rhode
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Critic Reviews for The Tiger of Eschnapur

All Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

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

Full Review… | August 19, 2009
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Work of great imagination.

Full Review… | December 18, 2008
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.

Full Review… | May 25, 2008
Antagony & Ecstasy

Visually striking adventure film, in lavish color.

Full Review… | December 13, 2004
Classic Film and Television

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July 24, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Tiger of Eschnapur

Fritz Lang does a B-movie.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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What you'll take home from it: -India is secretly filled with Irish people, or leprechauns. -Every temple has its hidden treasures, and lepers. -American architects can outwit a pack of tigers better than anyone trained in any profession, including zoology. -If your lost in a desert and dying of fatigue and dehydration, you should give your horse (who will die much sooner than you) a portion of the canteen of water your carrying so that you can feel better about its misfortune before you shoot and kill it.

Dynamo Kiddo
Dynamo Kiddo

As a late Fritz Lang adventure tale, this fares a bit better than Moonfleet. The characters are more engaging, and although the adventure elements are sometimes a bit lackluster, there are a few great serials-inspired moments. Most noteworthy is the breathtaking eye candy. Lavish sets and lush colors that leap off the screen, it's quite a beautiful film. However, the exoticism is often cringe-worthy, as Lang indulges in one embarrassing India cliché after another.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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