The Tiger of Eschnapur
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This is the third and least successful version of screenwriter Thea von Harbou's original story, Das Indische Grabmal, written around 1919. Her ex-husband, Fritz Lang directs this routine, outdated drama about an exotic dancer named Seetha (Debra Paget) who is hired by Chandra (Walther Reyer), an Indian maharaja. Chandra is having problems keeping his domain in order and his subjects are on the verge of rebellion. To make matters worse, Seetha is not interested in him but in Harald Berger (Paul Hubschmid), an architect. Harald is there to construct colonial-style architecture, but between… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lang's most open-aired use of color, and wonderful, late-period entertainment."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What elevates the films to the status of art-in-genre-clothing, is Lang's taste for lurid color and perfect compositions."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A strikingly beautiful film that takes itself so seriously that we almost manage it ourselves."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Visually striking adventure film, in lavish color."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Work of great imagination."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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