The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tiger of Eschnapur1959

The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Tiger of Eschnapur Photos

Movie Info

Seetha (Debra Paget) falls in love with Harald (Paul Hubschmidt), a German architect in far off India. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Watch it now


Paul Hubschmid
as Harald Berger
Walter Reyer
as Maharadjaj Chandra
Rene Deltgen
as Prinz Ramigani
Sabine Bethmann
as Irene Rhode
Claus Holm
as Dr. Walter Rhode
View All

Critic Reviews for The Tiger of Eschnapur

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A colorful... break from the stark B&W dramas for which Lang is revered.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

European exceptionalism is the rule here, with whites being unquestionably good and Indians with European blood or with European educations blatantly portrayed as more civilized.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Lang's most open-aired use of color, and wonderful, late-period entertainment.

February 24, 2012 | Full Review…

A strikingly beautiful film that takes itself so seriously that we almost manage it ourselves.

August 19, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Work of great imagination.

December 18, 2008 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

What elevates the films to the status of art-in-genre-clothing, is Lang's taste for lurid color and perfect compositions.

May 25, 2008 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tiger of Eschnapur

Fritz Lang does a B-movie.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

The Tiger of Eschnapur Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features