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Tracked by the Police (1927)

The Laguna Dam is to be built in Arizona,to supply water to desert-land unfit for cultivation or stock-raising. Rival companies bid for the building contract, which leads to violence and danger for Bob Owen and his dog Satan.

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(story) (as Gregory Rogers), (scenario) (as Johnnie Grey)
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Bob Owen (as Jason Robards)
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Marcella Bradley
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'Sandy' Sturgeon
Nanette the Dog ...
Satan's Girlfriend
Dave Morris ...
'Wyoming' Willie
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'Bull' Storm
Wilfrid North ...
Tom Bradley (as Wilfred North)
Ben Walker ...
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The Laguna Dam is to be built in Arizona,to supply water to desert-land unfit for cultivation or stock-raising. Rival companies bid for the building contract, which leads to violence and danger for Bob Owen and his dog Satan.

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THE WONDER DOG OF THE SCREEN! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Passed
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7 May 1927 (USA)  »

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Det store Dæmningsbrud  »

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1.33 : 1
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The film may have had a Vitaphone sound effects/music track but is now lost. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress. See more »

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The only tracker in this movie is Rin Tin Tin, and there are no police officers in sight throughout the entire film. See more »

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Exciting but silly in spots
28 August 2003 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the small handful of available films starring the great, original "Rin Tin Tin", Warner Brothers' "mortgage lifter". He saved that studio from financial disaster. Yes, because of a dog, we now have the pop culture monster that is Warner.

That said, the video I purchased from Facets contains non-stop action, nail biting suspense and genuinely heartwarming scenes between Jason Robards, his boss's daughter (Virginia Browne Faire) and the German Shepherds Rin Tin Tin and Nanette. The silly bits I mentioned involve having Rinty, as "Satan", exhibiting 'way too much intelligence. I mean, what dog would know what levers to turn to make the flood gates of a dam close up? Give us a break! There are a few plot discontinuities too. One can forgive this film for these problems because it was made in the days before movies became self-conscious and cynical.


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