A lighthouse keeper and his daughter are in trouble on two fronts--if the authorities find out he is going blind they will remove him, and a gang of liquor-smugglers is trying to destroy ...
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A lighthouse keeper and his daughter are in trouble on two fronts--if the authorities find out he is going blind they will remove him, and a gang of liquor-smugglers is trying to destroy the lighthouse so they can land their illegal cargo on shore without being spotted. Written by
Action, Suspense, Romance, a Doggie Hero and Rugged Scenery
Just one movie away from "Are Parents People?" and a Paramount contract finds Mal St Clair messing with Rin-Tin-Tin in what turned out to be an action-packed yarn both on and off the set.
Feral, ill-tempered Rinty had no love for anyone but his trainer. He not only terrified the cast and crew but savaged some so badly they required medical attention.
This is why we find slapstick comedian Louise Fazenda in a rare role as the dutiful heroine. No-one else on the lot would play the part. Nonetheless, Louise manages rather well, as do Collier and Mailes (who figures in an almost unbearably suspenseful scene when he wanders off a cliff).
Nonetheless, it's the villains rather than the dog or the goodies who steal the picture, particularly Lew Harvey who ignites a really smashing climax that will have action fans on the edges of their seats.
Attractively shot on real locations, this is a well-directed movie that will enthrall even non-dog lovers. My only complaint is that the surviving Kodascope copy has been deftly but clearly cut down from seven reels to five.
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