Save the Tiger

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Save the Tiger ★★★ 1973 (R)

A basically honest middle-aged man sees no way out of his failing business except arson. The insurance settlement will let him pay off his creditors, and save face. David, as the arsonist, and Gilford, as Lemmon's business partner, are superb. Lemmon is also excellent throughout his performance. 100m/C VHS, DVD . Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Patricia Smith, Norman Burton, Thayer David; D: John G. Avildsen; M: Marvin Hamlisch. Oscars '73: Actor (Lemmon); Writers Guild '73: Orig. Screenplay.