Monday, November 30, 2015

He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

British Lion
Directed by Charles Crichton
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

Serial burglar Tom Bell, recently released from prison, resumes his old life as a high-class jewel thief. Rolling in money, he picks up a series of women then violently turns on them the morning after. One day he meets his match in art teacher Judi Dench. She falls in love with him, but cannot reconcile her feelings with his criminal lifestyle. With the police closing in, she gives him one chance to go straight. Strong, character-driven film, but Bell's reprehensible character makes it difficult to enjoy.

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