The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)

105 mins | Comedy-drama | 1967

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Rome. Released in Italy in 1967 as Il tigre ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Rome. Released in Italy in 1967 as Il tigre . More Less

DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Il tigre
Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 6 Sep 1967
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color, print by Pathé
Duration(in mins):
105
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Francesco Vincenzini, a handsome and dynamic 45-year-old engineer in Rome, becomes a grandfather for the first time and suffers the first emotional shock of advancing old age. He receives another shock when his teenaged son attempts suicide because he has been rejected by Carolina, a flirtatious art student. Francesco visits the girl to rebuke her for her callousness, but instead, he is seduced by her. Despite his better judgment and the advice of an old friend, Francesco plunges into an affair with Carolina, neglecting his work, reputation, and family. Eventually, Carolina demands that he abandon everything and go to Paris with her. Unable to resist, Francesco writes a farewell letter to his wife, Esperia, and goes to the train to meet Carolina. At the last minute, however, he realizes that he cannot recapture his youth. Sadly, he returns home, and Esperia pretends that she never received his farewell ... +


Francesco Vincenzini, a handsome and dynamic 45-year-old engineer in Rome, becomes a grandfather for the first time and suffers the first emotional shock of advancing old age. He receives another shock when his teenaged son attempts suicide because he has been rejected by Carolina, a flirtatious art student. Francesco visits the girl to rebuke her for her callousness, but instead, he is seduced by her. Despite his better judgment and the advice of an old friend, Francesco plunges into an affair with Carolina, neglecting his work, reputation, and family. Eventually, Carolina demands that he abandon everything and go to Paris with her. Unable to resist, Francesco writes a farewell letter to his wife, Esperia, and goes to the train to meet Carolina. At the last minute, however, he realizes that he cannot recapture his youth. Sadly, he returns home, and Esperia pretends that she never received his farewell letter. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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