Action of the Tiger

Action of the Tiger is a 1957 British-American CinemaScope action film directed by Terence Young and starring Van Johnson and Martine Carol. It was distributed by MGM.

Action of the Tiger
Directed byTerence Young
Produced byKenneth Harper
George Willoughby (associate producer)
Co-executive producer:
Joseph Blau
Johnny Meyer
Written byRobert Carson
Peter Myers (adaptation)
James Wellard (novel)
StarringVan Johnson
Martine Carol
Herbert Lom
Sean Connery
Music byHumphrey Searle
CinematographyDesmond Dickinson
Edited byFrank Clarke
Claridge Productions
Van Johnson Enterprises
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.[1]
Release date
August 20, 1957(U.S.)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom
Box office$1,640,000[2]

The plot is about the rescue of a political prisoner held in Albania. Carson, played by Van Johnson, is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother. Supporting actor Sean Connery would reunite with director Terence Young for the film Dr. No (1962).

The title comes from William Shakespeare's Henry V.[3]



According to MGM records, the film earned $465,000 in the US and Canada and $1,175,000 elsewhere, resulting in a net profit of $25,000.[2]

See also


  1. Action of the Tiger at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

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