With Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton, Patricia Smith, William Hansen, Thayer David, Harvey Jason, Lara Parker, Liv Lindeland, Eloise Hardt, Janina, Ned Glass, Pearl Shear, Biff Elliot, Ben Freedman, Madeline Lee Gilford, Barton MacLane, Tony Regan, Leoda Richards
Save the Tiger is a 1973 film about moral conflict in contemporary America. It stars Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Thayer David, Lara Parker and Liv Lindeland. The film was directed by John G. Avildsen. The screenplay was adapted by Steve Shagan from his novel of the same title.
Lemmon won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Harry Stoner, an executive at a Los Angeles apparel company on the edge of ruin. Throughout the film, Stoner struggles with the complexity of modern life versus the simplicity of his youth. He longs for the days when pitchers wound up, jazz filled the air, and the flag was more than a pattern to put on a pants pocket. He wrestles with the guilt of surviving the war and yet losing touch with the ideals for which his friends died. To Harry Stoner, the world has given up on integrity, and threatens to destroy anyone who clings to it. He is caught between watching everything he has worked for evaporate, or becoming another grain of sand in the erosion of the values he once held so dear.