Harry Black (film)
|Directed by||Hugo Fregonese|
|Written by||Sydney Boehm|
|Based on||novel by David Walker|
|Produced by||John Brabourne|
I. S. Johar
|Edited by||Reginald Beck|
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||451,824 admissions (France)|
Professional hunter Harry Black is in India. He wants to bag a tiger that is threatening a nearby village. As he proceeds on his journey, he encounters numerous people, including the young, and maybe too smart, Desmond Tanner and his wife Chris, who was Harry's past love.
- Stewart Granger as Harry Black
- Barbara Rush as Christian Tanner
- Anthony Steel as Desmond Tanner
- I. S. Johar as Bapu
- Martin Stephens as Michael Tanner
- Frank Olegario as Dr. Chowdhury
- Kamala Devi as Nurse Somola
- John Helier as German Sergeant
- Tom Bowman as British Officer
- Allan McClelland as British Officer
- Harold Siddons as British Officer
- Norman Johns as British Officer
- Gladys Boot as Mrs. Tanner
- George Curzon as Mr. Philip Tanner
- Archie Duncan as Woolsey
- John Rae as Fisherman
- Jan Conrad as Tower guard
- Michael Seavers as Frenchman
- André Maranne as Frenchman
Film rights were purchased by 20th Century Fox in March 1956.
In September it was announced Sydney Boehm was writing the script. Boehm was promoted to producer at Fox but did not produce Harry Black.
Also in September Fox announced Hugo Frugonese would direct as the first of a three-picture contract with the studio.
Stewart Granger and Anthony Steel signed to play the lead roles. Brabourne cast IS Johar after hearing the actor speak at the London Indian Film Festival.
Filmink said "The movie was a fine chance for Steel to reinvent himself, but he is unable to suggest the inner demons of his character. (As adventure tale, it is too slow, but is redeemed by location footage.)"
Kinematograph Weekly listed it as being "in the money" at the British box office in 1958.
- Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
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- "Another Britisher Bids for American Literary Favor" Hansen, Harry. Chicago Daily Tribune 11 Mar 1956: g5.
- "Tiger in the Pass" PAYNE, ROBERT. New York Times 4 Mar 1956: BR3.
- "A rambling look backward LEAN, WIND, LEAN" French, William. The Globe and Mail 22 Dec 1984: E.21.
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- By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times. (1957, Jul 09). "YOUNG FILM TEAM IN WARNERS PACT" New York Times
- "Anthony Steel Films Announced; Two Stars Set for Science Pacts" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 23 Aug 1957: B7.
- "Grangers Staking All on Life as Ranchers: Ranching Suits the Grangers" Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 8 June 1958: E1.
- "FOX WILL REMAKE 'BLOOD AND SAND'" The New York Times 2 Sep 1957: 10.
- "CURTIS TO CO-STAR WITH WIFE IN FILM" The New York Times 13 Sep 1957: 15.
- "BY WAY OF REPORT: Local Film -- Of 'Noah' Mr. Johar of India" By HOWARD THOMPSON. New York Times (21 Sep 1958: X9.
- Special to The New York Times. (1957, Aug 27). "SINATRA TO MAKE MOVIE WITH KANIN" New York Times
- Sharp, Don (2 November 1993). "Don Sharp Side 3" (Interview). Interviewed by Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson. London: History Project. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
- "'Harry Black' Proves to Be Real Sleeper" Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times 25 Sep 1958: C10.
- "In Indian Jungle" Thompson, Howard. New York Times 19 Sep 1958: 24.
- Vagg, Stephen (23 September 2020). "The Emasculation of Anthony Steel: A Cold Streak Saga". Filmink.
- Billings, Josh (18 December 1958). "Others in the Money". Kinematograph Weekly. p. 7.