A Tiger Walks is a 1964 family drama film directed by Norman Tokar and starring Vera Miles and Brian Keith. Based on a novel of the same name by Ian Niall, it was produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was Indian actor Sabu's last film, released only a few months after his death.

A Tiger Walks
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Directed byNorman Tokar
Produced byBill Anderson
Ron W. Miller
Written byLowell S. Hawley
Based onA Tiger Walks by Ian Niall
StarringBrian Keith
Vera Miles
Pamela Franklin
Edward Andrews
Una Merkel
Peter Brown
Music byBuddy Baker
CinematographyWilliam E. Snyder
Edited byGrant K. Smith
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
March 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box officeest. $1,600,000 (US/ Canada)[1]


A mistreated Bengal tiger named Raja escapes from a traveling circus, and hides in the woods surrounding the small town of Scotia. The new arrival starts a panic, and the townsfolk want Raja killed with the exception of Julie Williams (played by Pamela Franklin), the sheriff's daughter. Julie wishes to capture Raja and put it in a zoo. To raise enough money to purchase Raja from the circus, she starts a campaign with the slogan "save the tiger" to rally children across the nation in the tiger's defense, resulting in national attention brought to the sleepy town.[2] But first, she, her father, and an Indian tiger trainer have to find Raja before the National Guard, who are under orders to shoot the tiger on sight.


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  1. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39. Please note this figure is rentals accruing to distributors not total gross.
  2. ^ A Tiger Walks", Disney page.

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