Up 23,780 this week

My Dog Shep (1946)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 1946 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 3 user

An orphan boy on his way to live with his uncle picks up a stray dog, and the two become fast friends. However, the uncle doesn't want the dog, and when chickens are found dead, the uncle ... See full summary »



(original screenplay)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 142 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
a list of 8695 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 285 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "My Dog Shep" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: My Dog Shep (1946)

My Dog Shep (1946) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Dog Shep.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Flame ...
Tom Neal ...
District Attorney Herrick
William Farnum ...
Carter J. Latham
Lanny Rees ...
Danny Baker
Russell Simpson ...
Matt Hodgkins
Sarah Padden ...
Aunt Carrie Hodgkins
Craig Reynolds ...
W. D. Stanfield, Attorney
Al St. John ...
Deputy Sheriff
Freddie Chapman ...
Arthur Hodgkins (as Fred Chapman)
Janet Chapman ...
Lorna Herrick
Si Jenks ...
Western Union Clerk
Paul E. Burns ...
Sheriff (as Paul Burns)
Grady Sutton ...
John H. Latham
Harry Holman ...
The Judge
Helen Chapman ...
Mrs. Lois Herrick


An orphan boy on his way to live with his uncle picks up a stray dog, and the two become fast friends. However, the uncle doesn't want the dog, and when chickens are found dead, the uncle accuses the dog of killing them. The boy decides that it's time he and the dog hit the road so they run away, and meet up with an elderly man who also ran away from a home where he believed he wasn't wanted either. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Not Wanted... until They Found Each Other!







Release Date:

1 December 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Cão do Diabo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Followed by Shep Comes Home (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Corrections to plot of "My Dog Shep"
29 November 2006 | by (Seattle, Wa United States) – See all my reviews

I feel somewhat qualified to comment on this picture, as I played the role of "Danny". Maybe it's a little nit-picky, but the reviewer has the plot all fouled up.

The boy was just running away to save his dog but the old man was going to the "Old Soldiers Home" because his sons wife didn't like hearing his tales from the Spanish -American war.

The young girl who was kidnapped was the daughter of a local District Attorney who was prosecuting the bad guys' boss. After the dog captures the "Evil Doers" and frees the girl, the boy is turned over to courts because the uncle has found out that the boys parents had left a sizable amount of money in their estate and he reported him missing.

In the ensuing court scene, the old man makes an eloquent speech about whose rights were the important issue. The Judge tosses the uncle out. The boy and the old man are taken in "adoption" by the D.A. and his family.

I did not write this as a review of the picture, but only to clarify the plot. This picture was well accepted by the public at the time that it was released, but remember - that was 60 years ago.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss My Dog Shep (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: