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28 November 1925 (USA) See more »
A fire in the mountains drive a wolf pack into the nearby desert where they terrorize the local residents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The original Rin Tin Tin at the height of his powers See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rin Tin Tin ... Lobo - Leader of the Wolf Pack (as Rin-tin-tin)
Nanette ... Lobo's Mate

Charles Farrell ... Dave Weston

June Marlowe ... May Barstowe

Heinie Conklin ... Alkali Bill
Will Walling ... Sam Barstowe (as William Walling)
Pat Hartigan ... Wm. 'Borax' Horton

Directed by
Noel M. Smith  (as Noel Mason Smith)
Writing credits
Charles Logue (by) (as Charles A. Logue)

Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar (photography) (as E. B. Dupar)
Allen Q. Thompson (photography) (as Alan Thompson)
Joseph Walker (photography) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Clarence Kolster (edited by)
Art Direction by
Lewis Geib 
Esdras Hartley 
Art Department
Victor Vance .... art titles
Special Effects by
F.N. Murphy .... electrical effects
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Brothers) (A Warner Brothers Classic of the Screen)

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74 min (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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A copy (nitrate projection print) of the film was found in a somewhat compromised state in South Africa. It was repatriated through the American Film Institute to the Library of Congress. Heavy scratches on the print were minimized in the 2003 preservation on the film.See more »
Continuity: During the sand storm Lobo's booties are missing when he meets his mate.See more »


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The original Rin Tin Tin at the height of his powers, 21 March 2012
Author: Bob Toomey from United States

A tremendous showcase for the greatest of canine performers. The movie only falls short in the idiotic slapstick by Heinie Conklin. A young Charles Farrell does a decent job as the human lead, and June Marlowe is excellent and very natural as his girl. But it's Rin Tin Tin who steals the show and the hearts of the audience as a half breed wolf dog who learns the ways of civilization.

I have to dispel a couple of misstatements by other reviewers here. According to Susan Orlean's outstanding biography of Rinty, he performed all of his own stunts in this movie, and he was not injured in any way during the production. It was all acting. His master, Lee Duncan, traveled with the dog and gave live presentations in which he had Rinty demonstrate all of the pain takes and other complex actions from the movie on stage, with Duncan standing ten feet away and controlling the dog through hand gestures. He did this to prove that the dog was never in any real pain on screen. Contemporary accounts describe Rinty's performances as uncanny.

In the first Academy Awards presentation, Rinty received the most votes of any actor for best performance, but the Academy decided it would demean the award if it was given to a mere dog, so they gave it to Emil Jannings instead. Bad mistake. There was nothing mere about Rin Tin Tin.

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