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A Tiger Walks
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Directed by Norman Tokar
Produced by Bill Anderson
Ron W. Miller
Written by Lowell S. Hawley
Starring Brian Keith
Vera Miles
Pamela Franklin
Edward Andrews
Una Merkel
Peter Brown
Music by Buddy Baker
Cinematography William E. Snyder
Editing by Grant K. Smith
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) March 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Money made est. $1,600,000 (US/ Canada)

A Tiger Walks is a 1964 family drama film directed by Norman Tokar and starring Vera Miles and Brian Keith. Based on the 1960 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.


Raja, a mistreated Bengal tiger, escapes from a traveling circus, and it 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. However, she, her father, and an Indian tiger trainer first need to find Raja before the National Guard, who are under orders to shoot the tiger on sight.


  • Brian Keith as Sheriff Pete Williams
  • Vera Miles as Dorothy Williams
  • Pamela Franklin as Julie Williams
  • Sabu as Ram Singh
  • Edward Andrews as Governor Robbins
  • Una Merkel as Mrs. Watkins
  • Peter Brown as Vern Goodman
  • Kevin Corcoran as Tom Hadley
  • Frank McHugh as Bill Watkins
  • Connie Gilchrist as Liddy Lewis
  • Arthur Hunnicutt as Frank Lewis
  • Theodore Marcuse as Josef Pietz
  • Merry Anders as Betty Collins
  • Frank Aletter as Joe Riley
  • Jack Albertson as Sam Grant
  • Donald May as Captain Anderson
  • Stafford Repp as Mr. Blonden, City Editor
  • Serang and Sultan as Raja
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