Cinema: Animal Crackers

Rampage. "The enchantress," the director of the zoo explains excitedly, "is a magnificent accident of nature, half tiger and half leopard." But when the great white hunter (Robert Mitchurn) arrives in Malaya to trap this exotic specimen, he encounters an enchantress (Elsa Martinelli) who is patently another breed of cat. Her eyes are brown, her claws are red, her coat was made by Oleg Cassini. As she glides through the jungle, her tail twitches wickedly and Mitchum's thinning hair stands on end.

On this trip, he tells himself, I am going to bag one enchantress for the zoo and the other one...

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