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      Tonka

      1958 1h 37m Western List
      Reviews 71% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A Sioux brave's (Sal Mineo) beloved horse becomes the mount of a U.S. Cavalry captain (Philip Carey) bound for the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Great stuff, no doubt, for the youngsters but fairly heavy going for more senior customers who are inclined to squirm when humans talk to animals and are rewarded with understanding snorts. Dec 3, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      r 9 A hearty tale of Comanche, a horse who survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Sal Mineo and Philip Carey are good in their respective roles of White Bull and Myles Keogh, though more suitable casting should've been made for the former obviously. None of the other cast stand out. The premise is what's most interesting about this film, as we follow the journey of 'Tonka' across differing owners. It isn't the greatest in terms of enjoyment, it goes through peaks and troughs with some parts becoming rather slow. However, the horse and Mineo keep things floating at a decent level to make for a solid 1958 production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review ashley h Tonka is an excellent film. It is about White Bull, a young Sioux, who proves his manhood by catching and training a wild colt he names Tonka. Sal Mineo and Philip Carey give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Lewis R. Foster did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the adventure. Tonka is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the few films that present the Native American Indian people in a human more accurate light. From my knowledge Disney had minimal input in the film & you can see that. Sal Mineo who played the Young Indian lead was fantastic & gave a great performance. For 1958 it was ahead of its time by challenging that Custer was not the hero he was cracked up to be. It's a likeable film that is interesting to watch & breath of fresh air to see Indians portrayed much more properly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member My dad's favourite movie. This is his rating. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member (First and only viewing - 11/29/2011) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I was just a little girl when I saw this movie and today I am 56 years old. I think this is the best movie I have ever seen and I will try to get a copy of it. Anyone who loves horses will thoroughly enjoy this movie. It should be classified as a classic! I believe I saw it on a Walt Disney Sunday Night Special. This is a must see movie for horse lovers and children. Susan (still in love with this horse and Indian) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A Sioux brave's (Sal Mineo) beloved horse becomes the mount of a U.S. Cavalry captain (Philip Carey) bound for the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
      Director
      Lewis R. Foster
      Producer
      James C. Pratt
      Screenwriter
      Lewis R. Foster, Lillie Hayward
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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