Tiger by the Tail

It was once a sure sign that a career was in decline when a Hollywood actor was reduced to accepting a part in a British movie. That was the fate that befell Larry Parks, who'd so memorably played Al Jolson a few years before. As a former communist, he was hounded by the House Un-American Activities Committee. It would be nice to think that the Brits found him a vehicle worthy of his talents, but this soporific thriller adapted from John Mair's novel Never Come Back is nothing of the sort. He plays an American journalist kidnapped by a gang of hoodlums when he gets wind of their plans.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Gilling
Screenwriter: John Gilling, Willis Goldbeck
Cast: Larry Parks
Constance Smith
Lisa Daniely
Cyril Chamberlain
Donald Stewart
Thora Hird

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colin   noman   fisher

just got a d v d of a 1955 film with larry parks for b film it very good . it on renown pictures title of the film is tiger by the tail

colin   noman   fisher

just got a d v d of a 1955 film with larry parks for b film it very good . it on renown pictures title of the film is tiger by the tail