A somewhat disturbing Disney film starring Franklin as the 12-year-old daughter of local sheriff Keith, who wages a one-girl campaign to save the life of a savage tiger that has escaped from the circus after killing its trainer. Following some television exposure, children from all over
the country send money to help the tiger. This expression of support for the animal disturbs the governor and his cronies. An election is coming up, and the adults expect him to kill the beast. Disaster strikes when a nervous National Guardsman mistakenly shoots a farmer running toward him to
announce the presence of the tiger on the farm. Eventually Keith enlists the aid of Sabu (i...