Harry Black (film)

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Harry Black
Directed byHugo Fregonese
Produced byJohn Brabourne
Written bySydney Boehm
Based onnovel by David Walker
StarringBarbara Rush
Stewart Granger
I. S. Johar
Anthony Steel
Martin Stephens
Frank Olegario
Music byClifton Parker
CinematographyJohn Wilcox
Edited byReginald Beck
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office451,824 admissions (France)[1]

Harry Black (later titled Harry Black and the Tiger) is a 1958 British film adaptation of the novel Harry Black by David Walker, released by 20th Century Fox.

The film stars Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush and I. S. Johar in a BAFTA nominated role. It was shot in India.


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 first wife.



The book was published in 1956. The New York Times called it "a most intelligent novel".[2] Film rights were purchased by 20th Century Fox.[3] Lord Bradbourne was assigned to produce, in part because he was son-in-law of Lord Mountbatten, former viceroy of India, and thus had many contacts in that country.[4]

Stewart Granger and Anthony Steel signed to play the lead roles. Filming began in India on 2 January 1958.[5] Hugo Fregonese directed.


  1. ^ Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
  2. ^ Tiger in the Pass PAYNE, ROBERT. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Mar 1956: BR3.
  3. ^ By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times. (1956, Mar 29). 2 FICTION WORKS ACQUIRED BY FOX. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/113511442
  4. ^ By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times. (1957, Jul 09). YOUNG FILM TEAM IN WARNERS PACT. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/114185644
  5. ^ Special to The New York Times. (1957, Aug 27). SINATRA TO MAKE MOVIE WITH KANIN. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/114171585

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