The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967) from Tuna

Il Tigre (1967), aka The Tiger and the Pussycat features Ann-Margaret and nude close-ups from the back that show a hint of breast. 
It is the story of a middle-aged businessman who decides to have Ann-Margaret as a mid-life crisis. 


refer to the main text
The film is chiefly interesting to me as it depicts 60's attitudes, both establishment and counter-culture, and shows costumes of the era. The DVD is clearly mastered from video, and, while watchable, is not at all good quality. The sound is also mushy. 

DVD info from Amazon.

no widescreen, no features

Scoop's notes:

1967 winner of the Silver Seashell at the  San Sebastian film festival. Need I say more?

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2.5/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.9
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description,  I will score this a C. Not bad for romantic comedy fans or those nostalgic for the late 60's, but little cross-over appeal.

Return to the Movie House home page