|Directed by||Sam Newfield|
|Produced by|| Jack Schwarz |
|Written by||Arthur St. Claire|
|Starring|| June Duprez |
J. Farrell MacDonald
|Music by||Lee Zahler|
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||George M. Merrick|
|Distributed by||Producers Releasing Corporation|
Tiger Fangs is a 1943 American adventure/thriller film directed by Sam Newfield and starring Frank Buck and June Duprez. It was distributed Producers Releasing Corporation. The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Palmentola.
Frank Buck tangles with Nazis who have been doping tigers in Malaya, thereby making man-eaters of them. With the cats on a rampage, rubber production is seriously curtailed and the Allied war effort jeopardized. Buck and his associates, Peter Jeremy, Geoffrey MacCardle and Linda McCardle, thwart the Teutonic malefactors: the villainous Nazi Dr. Lang (Arno Frey) and his portly accomplice Henry Gratz. Thereafter, life is safe once again in the jungle.
“Juves should find this Frank Buck actioner exciting. It's a fiction piece, and not the usual jungle travelogue…June Duprez is as attractive a biologist as one could hope to meet up with in the middle of the jungle.”
“The animal shots are eye-filling, as usual, and especially well photographed…They're convincing enough…to keep the younger generation glued to movie house seats. Sam Newfield directed with a good sense of melodramatic action, and it is Mr. Buck himself who gives the stand-out performance. The jungle fellow is a right natural actor.”
As of 2014, Tiger Fangs holds a two and a half star rating (5.1/10) on IMDb.
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