Tiger by the Tail

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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

85 mins

Cast and crew

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