Paper Tiger is a 1975 American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank and starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Jack Warden. The film is about a mild-mannered professor who is forced to defend himself against a corrupt politician. The film begins with Professor Arthur Hill (George C. Scott) teaching a class on the history of the American presidency. He is a mild-mannered man who is content with his life and his work. However, his life is turned upside down when he is approached by a corrupt politician named Senator C.R. Foster (Jack Warden). Foster wants Hill to help him get elected to the presidency, and he offers Hill a large sum of money to do so. Hill is initially reluctant to help Foster, but he eventually agrees after Foster threatens to destroy his career. Hill begins working for Foster, and he soon realizes that the politician is a ruthless and corrupt man. However, Hill is also a good man, and he begins to feel guilty about working for Foster. Hill's guilt eventually leads him to turn against Foster. He testifies against Foster in a Senate hearing, and he helps to expose Foster's corruption. Foster is defeated in the election, and Hill is able to clear his name. Paper Tiger is a well-made film that explores the themes of corruption, power, and morality. The film is also a comedy, and it features some memorable performances from George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Jack Warden.

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Paper Tiger (1975)

Adventure/Drama · 1h 39m

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Paper Tiger is a 1975 American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank and starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Jack Warden. The film is about a mild-mannered professor who is forced to defend himself against a corrupt politician. The film begins with Professor Arthur Hill (George C. Scott) teaching a class on the history of the American presidency. He is a mild-mannered man who is content with his life and his work. However, his life is turned upside down when he is approached by a corrupt politician named Senator C.R. Foster (Jack Warden). Foster wants Hill to help him get elected to the presidency, and he offers Hill a large sum of money to do so. Hill is initially reluctant to help Foster, but he eventually agrees after Foster threatens to destroy his career. Hill begins working for Foster, and he soon realizes that the politician is a ruthless and corrupt man. However, Hill is also a good man, and he begins to feel guilty about working for Foster. Hill's guilt eventually leads him to turn against Foster. He testifies against Foster in a Senate hearing, and he helps to expose Foster's corruption. Foster is defeated in the election, and Hill is able to clear his name. Paper Tiger is a well-made film that explores the themes of corruption, power, and morality. The film is also a comedy, and it features some memorable performances from George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Jack Warden.

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Cast
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David Niven

'Major' Bradbury
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Toshirô Mifune

The Ambassador (as Toshiro Mifune)
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Hardy Krüger

Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
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Kazuhito Andô

Koichi (as Ando)
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Irene Tsu

Talah
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Ivan Desny

Foreign Minister
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Miiko Taka

Madame Kagoyama
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Jeff Corey

Mr. King
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Patricia Donahue

Mrs. King
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Ronald Fraser

Sergeant Forster
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Jeannine Siniscal

Foreign Minister's Girl
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Kurt Christian

Harok
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Mika Kitagawa

Ambassador's Secretary
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Eric Soh

Pathet
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Salleh Ben Joned

Sokono (as Salleh Joned)
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Mustapha Maarof

Marco (as Mustafa Maarof)
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Gatz Shariff

Chief of Police
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Takao Okuyama

Chargé d'affaires
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David Khoo

Mok
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Noor Kumalasari

Ruby (as Norkumalasari)
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Rainer Penkert

Army Colonel
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Tim Moores

Stapes (as Timothy Moores)
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Tony Braun

T.V. Cameraman
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Paul Neuhaus

Army Sergeant
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David de Keyser

Ambassador Kagoyama (voice)
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Robert Rietty

Harok (voice)
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Nicole Massie

Plane passenger / Coach crash victim (uncredited)
Crew
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Ken Annakin

Director
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Jack Davies

Writer
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Paper Tiger

(DVD)

5/19/2014

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