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Tonka

Tonka(1958)

Also Known As: A Horse Called Comanche | Comanche |

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Brief Synopsis

In Dakota territory in the 1870s, White Bull, a young Sioux, proves his manhood by catching and training a wild colt he names Tonka. When a cruel cousin claims the horse as the privilege of rank, White Bull lets Tonka go. The horse ends up in the hands of a captain in the US cavalry about the time that Sitting Bull gathers the tribes to confront the growing US presence, epitomized by the bigoted General Custer. All paths, including those of White Bull and Tonka, lead to the confluence of the Little and Big Horn rivers.

Cast & Crew

Sal Mineo White Bull
Philip Carey Capt. Myles Keogh
Jerome Courtland Lt. Henry Nowlan
H. M. Wynant Yellow Bull
Joy Page Prairie Flower
Britt Lomond George Armstrong Custer
Rafael Campos Strong Bear
Herbert Rudley Capt. Benteen
Sydney Smith Gen. Terry
John War Eagle Sitting Bull
Gregg Martell Corp. Korn
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1958 Production Date:  LC; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Walt Disney Productions
Duration(mins):  96-97 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,746    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • Tonka Wakan

    Suzy 2011-10-18

    I loved this movie so much I named my first horse Tonka Wakan, I'd love to see it again. ;-) MORE>

  • Saw this in gradeschool.

    Connie 2009-12-02

    We saw this in school..loved it..will never forget the name..want to see it again. MORE>

  • Saw the original release as a 12 year old

    Rolland 2009-11-02

    Would love to see this movie again - - could be released on DVD or shown on the Disney Channel,Encore Westerns or Turner Classic Movies. Tonka Wakan was... MORE>