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Tiger of Bengal (1959)

Der Tiger von Eschnapur (original title)
In Eschnapur, a local Maharajah and a German architect fall in-love with the same temple dancer.

Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Werner Jörg Lüddecke (screenplay), Thea von Harbou (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debra Paget ... Seetha the Sheeva dancer
Paul Hubschmid ... Harald Berger / Henri Mercier in French version
Walther Reyer ... Maharadjaj Chandra
Claus Holm ... Dr. Walter Rhode
Sabine Bethmann ... Irene Rhode
Luciana Paluzzi ... Bharani - Seetha's servant
René Deltgen ... Prince Ramigani
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Yama (as Inkijinoff)
Jochen Brockmann ... Padhu - Ramigani's ally
Richard Lauffen Richard Lauffen ... Bhowana
Jochen Blume ... Asagara - the Engineer
Helmut Hildebrand Helmut Hildebrand ... Ramigani's servant
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Storyline

An architect travels to the remote city of Eschnapur to oversee some work being done at the bequest of the local Maharajah. Along the way the architect meets and falls in love with a beautiful temple-dancer. The Maharajah also loves this dancer and plans to marry her despite fierce opposition from factions within his own court. The dancer responds to the architect's advances and they flee from Eschnapur but are captured by the Maharajah's soldiers. To save the architect's life, the dancer agrees to marry the Maharajah. This sparks a revolt which is eventually put down. The sadder but wiser Maharajah then allows the architect and the dancer to leave his domain. Written by RC

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Der deutsche Millionen-Film!


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Country:

West Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fritz Lang's The Tiger of Eschnapur See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,401, 29 September 2019

Gross USA:

$4,482

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,482
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the french-dubbed version, known as "Le tigre du Bengale" - released in July 1959, Debra Paget is dubbed by Michèle Montel, Paul Hubschmid by Michel Roux, Walter Reyer by Jean-Claude Michel, Claus Holm by Daniel Clérice, Sabine Bethmann by Nadine Alari, Rene Deltgen by Yves Brainville and Jochen Blume by Roger Rudel. See more »

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Referenced in Les cinéphiles - Le retour de Jean (1989) See more »

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...continuing the stylized, theatrical romantic adventure Lang began in THE INDIAN TOMB.
29 May 2003 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

The second half of Fritz Lang's saga lives up to the promise of the first. Elaborate set pieces, sultry exoticism and moral reckoning all skillfully delivered by a proven film maestro. Delightful fun when all is said and done.


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