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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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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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Boys and dogs are meant to be
30 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this Eagle-Lion Picture, young Bobby Blake stars as a war orphan boy who war widow Claudia Drake has adopted as he was the son of an old friend of her's who went to Europe with her husband. The kid has certainly seen enough of the bad in the world and is withdrawn. Drake has him spend the summer with Father Donald Woods at a mission.

While there Bobby befriends a runaway German shepherd with the name of, you guessed it Rin Tin Tin. It's even on the dog's identification so you know he belongs to someone. He belongs to Steve Pendleton.

However boys and dogs are meant for each other and you know that this will come about as it always does in movies.

The Return Of Rin Tin Tin did not get a big budget return to the silver screen. It's a cheaply made film that is in bad need of restoration if someone wants to bother. It's sincerely made though.

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