GenreAdventure, Drama, Family Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateDecember 25, 1958 (1958-12-25) WriterLewis R. Foster (screenplay), Lillie Hayward (screenplay), David Appel (book) ScreenplayLewis R. Foster, Lillie Hayward CastSal Mineo (White Bull), Philip Carey (Captain Miles Keogh), Jerome Courtland (Lieutenant Henry Nowlan), Rafael Campos (Strong Bear), H.M. Wynant (Yellow Bull), Joy Page (Prairie Flower) Similar moviesPhilip Carey appears in Tonka and The Great Sioux Massacre
TaglineThe Ultold Story behind the West's Strangest Legend!
Tonka is a 1958 Walt Disney Western adventure film about the US cavalry horse that survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Also released under the title A Horse Named Comanche, it stars Sal Mineo as a Sioux who fought there. It was filmed in Bend, Oregon, and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution.
The film is based on the book Comanche: Story of America's Most Heroic Horse by David Appel, which tells an imaginary story of the Indian and US Cavalry owners of the horse of the title.