GenreAction, Crime, Drama ScreenplayRobert Carson CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 20, 1957 (USA) WriterRobert Carson (screenplay), James Wellard (book), Peter Myers (adapted for the screen by) CastVan Johnson (Carson), Martine Carol (Tracy Malvoisie), Herbert Lom (Trifon, Albania Bandit), Gustavo Rojo (Henri Malvoisie), José Nieto (Kol Stendho), Helen Haye (Countess Valona) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 127 Hours, Jaws of Steel, Below the Line, Under the Black Eagle, Find Your Man
TaglineHow a beautiful blonde and a tough smuggler escape the net of Continental conspiracy!
Action of the tiger trailer 1957
Action of the Tiger is a 1957 British-American CinemaScope action film distributed by MGM, directed by Terence Young, and starring Van Johnson and Martine Carol.
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. Action of the Tiger is also of interest for Sean Connery fans, as the Scots actor would reunite with director Terence Young for the film Dr. No five years later.
The title comes from William Shakespeare's Henry V.
Van Johnson as Carson
Martine Carol as Tracy
Herbert Lom as Trifon
Gustavo Rojo as Henri
José Nieto as Kol Stenho
Helen Haye as The Countess
Anna Gerber as Mara
Anthony Dawson as Security Officer
Sean Connery as Mike
Yvonne Romain as Katina
Norman MacOwan as Trifon's father
Helen Goss as Farmer's Wife
Richard Williams as Abdyll
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.