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Rin-Tin-Tin | Rin-tin-tin
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Trainer Lee Duncan: "Rintintin has never been whipped and the wonderful things this dog accomplishes on the screen are accomplished through kindness and instruction - but never with the whip. Even in scenes where Rintintin is supposed to be beaten, I never permit a whip to touch the dog."
On 15 September 1918 US Air Corps Cpl. Lee Duncan discovered a half-starved dog and her five puppies - just 5 days old - in a blasted dug-out on a World War I battlefield in France. Duncan tried to take of of the puppies, whom he named Nanette and Rin Tin Tin, back to the U.S., but only Rinty survived the trip.