A Tiger Walks (1964)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Kristie Hassen

After a dangerous tiger turns on its trainer and escapes from the circus, a small town in Texas finds itself in an uproar over its capture. As it is hunted by numerous parties, a young girl begins protesting and starts a nationwide movement to plead for the tiger's safety. As the situation gains more attention, the local attitude is torn by politics and outside pressure. At the time of its release, this feature (taken from a book by Ian Niall) was quite different for Disney as it portrayed realistic small-town politics rather than an ideal community. The titular tiger, on the other hand, seemed to have an uncanny knack of choosing baddies to prey upon while leaving all well-meaning folks alone.



animal, attack, carnival, child, circus, escape, family, girl, hunting, politician, runaway [from home], small-town, tiger