The Sleeping Tiger

The Sleeping Tiger

Frank (Bogarde) is a street thug who is disarmed by his target, the psychologist Clive (Alexander Knox) who gives him the option of jail time or being a human guinea pig in an attempt to ‘cure’ criminality. Moving into the doctor’s home Frank undermines the cosy domesticity while never giving up his life of crime. The first of the five films Losey and Bogarde would make together is an unflinching look behind the doors of the comfortable middle-classes.

The Sleeping Tiger

Easy tiger!

  • Director: Joseph Losey
  • Year: 1954
  • Run Time: 89 mins
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: PG