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The Return of Rin Tin Tin (1947)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Family  |  1 November 1947 (USA)
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The bond between the boy and his only is the only thing that could bring the boy out of his shell. The plot moves along as Villains plan to steal the dog



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Cast overview:
Rin Tin Tin III ...
Donald Woods ...
Paul the Refugee Lad (as Bobby Blake)
Claudia Drake ...
Mrs. Graham
Steve Pendleton ...
Gordon Melrose (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Earle Hodgins ...
Joe - the Dog Handler


A World War II Europeazn orphan, Paul(Blake, Robert (I), has lost all faith in humanity. Brough to the Uited States by Father Mathew (Woods, Donald (I)) Paul's confidence and faith are gradually restored through his close association with with a dog, Rin-Tin-Tin (Rin Tin Tin III). Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

1 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)



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1.37 : 1
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Rin Tin Tin was a Star with true breeding.
28 April 2002 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Rin Tin Tin was a great Star, a great Actor, and was the love of my childhood life before getting my own dog. My brothers and I never missed one of his shows or movies. RTT is ably supported by Bobby Blake and Donald Woods, two wonderful actors in their own rights. Rin Tin Tin single-handedly made German Shepherds (or Alsatians, if you prefer) the most popular dog in America. The inexpressible nobility, love, and the overwhelming intelligence in those beautiful brown eyes give ample support to the belief that people should aspire to be more like dogs.

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