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A Tiger Walks (1964)

Approved | | Family, Drama | 12 March 1964 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Ian Niall (novel), Lowell S. Hawley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Sheriff Pete Williams
Vera Miles ... Dorothy Williams
Pamela Franklin ... Julie Williams
Sabu ... Ram Singh
Edward Andrews ... Governor Robbins
Una Merkel ... Mrs. Watkins
Peter Brown ... Vern Goodman
Kevin Corcoran ... Tom Hadley
Frank McHugh ... Bill Watkins
Connie Gilchrist ... Liddy Lewis
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Frank Lewis
Theodore Marcuse ... Josef Pietz
Merry Anders ... Betty Collins
Frank Aletter ... Joe Riley
Jack Albertson ... Sam Grant
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Storyline

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. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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A young girl's faith... A town's raw courage... against a frightened tiger on the loose! See more »

Genres:

Family | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Tiger ist los See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

This was Sabu's last film before he died of a heart attack. See more »

Quotes

Josef Pietz: I'm the one who does all the work, makes the Tigers behave. All Kelso does cracks the whip and takes the bows.
Ram Singh: I have seen many men handle Tigers. Kelso is good.
Josef Pietz: You've seen nobody handle Tigers. When I handle them they'll do things you wouldn't believe.
Ram Singh: You would not last 2 minutes with the Tigers, they can tell when a man is afraid.
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Soundtracks

Save That Tiger!
Music adapted from song "Tiger Rag" (music by Edwin B. Edwards (uncredited), Henry Ragas (uncredited), Larry Shields (uncredited), Edwin B. Edwards (uncredited) and Tony Sbarbaro (uncredited))
Sung by students
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Tough, no-frills Disney drama
27 April 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Escaped tiger causes friction in a small town between the sheriff, his bleeding-heart daughter, the police department and the politicians. Well-realized film has a strong, focused script and excellent-as-usual work from sturdy Brian Keith as the sheriff. Good entertainment for adults and older children.


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