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He Who Rides a Tiger is a 1965 British crime drama directed by Charles Crichton, and starring Tom Bell and Judi Dench,[1].

He Who Rides a Tiger
Directed byCharles Crichton
Produced byDavid Newman
Written byTrevor Peacock
StarringTom Bell
Judi Dench
Paul Rogers
Music byAlexander Faris
CinematographyJohn von Kotze
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
Running time
103 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was based on the real-life cat-burglar Peter Scott.[2] The title was derived from the Indian proverb, "He who rides a tiger can never jump off," and implies that the main character cannot escape from his way of life.



  1. ^ "He Who Rides a Tiger (1966)".
  2. ^ "Peter Scott". 22 March 2013 – via

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