The Sleeping Tiger is a 1954 British noir directed by Joseph Losey (under the credit of Victor Hanbury, due to his blacklisting in the McCarthy era) this was the first collaboration between Dirk Bogarde and Losey, marking the beginning of one of British cinema's most important actor/director partnerships.
A psychiatrist, Clive Esmond (Alexander Knox) catches young gunman Frank Clemens (Dirk Bogarde) breaking into his house. Rather than send him to prison he invites the delinquent to stay at his home as a social guinea pig - Esmond believes he can curb the fugitive's criminal tendencies. Further tensions arise however when the youth begins an affair with Esmond's wife (Alexis Smith).
The Sleeping Tiger is released on DVD and Blu-ray 7th November 2022 from StudioCanal as part of their Vintage Classics collection.
- Interview with Dirk Bogarde's Biographer John Coldstream
- Interview with Matthew Sweet
- Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.