A Tiger Walks


1h 31m 1964

Brief Synopsis

A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Portland, Oregon, opening: 11 Mar 1964
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel A Tiger Walks by Ian Niall (London, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Rajah, a tiger badly mistreated by his trainer, escapes when a circus truck breaks down in a small town. Although Julie, the 12-year-old daughter of the local sheriff, falls down in his path, Rajah leaves her unharmed and runs for the woods. Later, the sheriff finds the sadistic trainer mauled to death in the woods. Panic seizes the town, and the governor, taking political advantage of the situation, sends in the National Guard to hunt Rajah. Julie, interviewed on television, states that Rajah had been mistreated and misunderstood and should be captured alive. Children all over the country send money to help toward this end. A fog descends, and when a farmer comes through the woods to tell the troops that the tiger is on his land, he is shot at and wounded by a guardsman. With the help of Ram Singh, a circus assistant, the sheriff captures Rajah alive, and the tiger is placed in a zoo with his mate and cubs.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Portland, Oregon, opening: 11 Mar 1964
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel A Tiger Walks by Ian Niall (London, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Released in United States 1964

Released in United States 1964