He Who Rides a Tiger


1h 43m 1968

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 9 Sep 1968
Production Company
David Newman Films
Distribution Company
Sigma III Corp.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Upon his eighth release from prison, 30-year-old cat burglar Peter Rayston immediately resumes his former way of life, plotting and executing a series of daring thefts that satisfy his need for excitement as much as his need for the spoils that support his expensive tastes. While on his way to inspect a heavily-insured house in Surrey, he gives a lift to attractive young Joanne and cultivates her friendship when he learns she lives in a country manor. He discovers that the house is an orphanage where she teaches art in order to support her 5-year-old illegitimate son. In addition, she has a job selling encyclopedias in London. Soon Peter has become emotionally involved with both her and her boy, Dan. Joanne eventually learns that Peter is a thief, and she breaks off their relationship though she loves him. She later reconsiders and invites Peter to a party at the orphanage; but Peter realizes that he could never change his way of life and drives off without saying goodby. As he plans his next burglary, the police follow a tip that leads them to the orphanage. Little Dan inadvertently supplies the clue to Peter's next scheduled "job," and the police arrive as the burglary is being executed. As a result, an old crony of Peter's falls to his death and a younger thief is apprehended. Though Peter flees from the scene, the police are not far behind.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 9 Sep 1968
Production Company
David Newman Films
Distribution Company
Sigma III Corp.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in January 1966.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1966

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1966