The Tiger Makes Out

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The Tiger Makes Out
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by George Justin
Screenplay by Murray Schisgal
Based on The Tiger by Murray Schisgal
Starring Eli Wallach
Anne Jackson
Bob Dishy
John Harkins
Ruth White
Roland Wood
Rae Allen
Sudie Bond
David Burns
Jack Fletcher
Bibi Osterwald
Charles Nelson Reilly
Frances Sternhagen
Elizabeth Wilson
Music by Milton "Shorty" Rogers
Cinematography Arthur J. Ornitz
Edited by Robert C. Jones
Elan Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • August 18, 1967 (1967-08-18) (New York City)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Tiger Makes Out is a 1967 American comedy film about a kidnapper and his unintended victim, starring Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson and directed by Arthur Hiller.[1] The film is Dustin Hoffman's film debut.


Loser Ben Harris (Eli Wallach), an alienated mailman, decides to get a girl the only way he can — by kidnapping her. Putting his plan into operation one rainy night, he spots an attractive young woman. He races ahead of her and prepares an ambush. However, his would-be target finds shelter from the downpour and he ends up pulling a bag down over Gloria Fiske (Anne Jackson) instead. When he carries her back to his basement apartment and removes the bag, he is dumbfounded to find he has captured a middle-aged housewife. With no alternative, he makes do with the person he has caught, but she proves to be not quite what he envisaged.



The Tiger Makes Out was released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 5, 2014 via its Choice Collection DVD-on-demand service as a Region 1 DVD.

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