Le Tigre du Bengale (1937)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany  |  
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Tiger von Eschnapur is a remake of Joe May's 1919 silent film of the same name. Both versions were based on a novel by Thea Von Harbou, at one time the wife of director Fritz Lang (and before that the wife of actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge). Hans Stüwe stars as Peter Fürbringer, a young architect who stumbles upon the "lost" Indian city of Eschnapur. Here he becomes embroiled in the feud between two brothers, the Maharaja of Eschnapur (La Jana) and Prince Ramigani (Alexander Golling). He also falls in love with the Maharaja's alluring bride (played by blonde American actress Kitty Janssen). This was part one of a two-part production; the second half, Das Indische Grabmal (The Indian Tomb) was likewise a remake of a 1919 Joe May production. In turn, both Tiger von Eschnapur and Das Indische Grabmal were remade in 1959 by Fritz Lang.