An under-appreciated and unusual movie from Britain in 1966. It is part film-noir, part British New Wave, directed by the Ealing veteran Charles Crichton.
He Who Rides a Tiger is a filmic elaboration of the Indian proverb, “He who rides a tiger can never dismount.” It tells the story of a jewel thief who is released from prison but returns to his old ways.
The movie belongs on my Hudsucker Proxy List of Decent Movies with Terrible Titles. Admittedly, though, this movie is a little hard to describe. It is a heist movie, a romance, a character study and a moralistic tale, mixed uneasily into one, so no name could pin it down very well.
It is interesting, though, one…