The Sleeping Tiger

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A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.

  1. Maurice Moisiewitsch


  2. Harold Buchman


  3. Joseph Losey


  4. Carl Foreman


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  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Frank Clemmons

  2. Alexis Smith

    Alexis Smith

    Glenda Esmond

  3. Alexander Knox

    Alexander Knox

    Dr. Clive Esmond

  4. Hugh Griffith

    Hugh Griffith

    The Inspector

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    Patricia McCarron

    Sally Foster, maid

  6. Maxine Audley

    Maxine Audley


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 5, 1954



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

In this personality it's a tiger, a sleeping tiger.

The Sleeping Tiger is directed by Joseph Losey (using the alias Victor Hanbury) and adapted to screenplay by Derek Frye from the novel written by Maurice Moiseiwitswch. It stars Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Patricia McCarron, Maxine Audley and Hugh Griffith. Music is by Malcolm Arnold and cinematography by Harry Waxman.

When criminal Frank Clemmons (Bogarde) fails in his attempt to mug psychiatrist Dr. Clive Esmond (Knox), he is surprised to be invited to stay at the good doctor's house instead of going to prison. The do... read the rest.

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