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A Dog's Best Friend (1959)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Western  |  20 December 1959 (USA)
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A young orphan rejects his foster parents--instead turning to a German Shepard whose master was recently murdered. Stumbling on some evidence, the boy is rescued from the killer by his dog.



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Cast overview:
Bill Williams ...
Wesley 'Wes' Thurman
Marcia Henderson ...
Millie Thurman
Roger Mobley ...
Pip Wheeler
Roy Engel ...
Sheriff Dan Murdock
Charles Cooper ...
Deputy Sheriff Bill Beamer
Jimmy Baird ...
Jimmy Thurman
Terry Ann Ross ...
Amy Thurman
Roy Janney (as Dean Stanton)


An orphan boy,Pip Wheeler, living with his foster parents, Wes and Millie Thurman and their two children, on a ranch near Calabasas, CAlifornia, finds a wounded, starving dog in the hills near the ranch. The dog finds a gun which had been used in the murder of a recluse, and the killer goes after the boy and the dog in a deserted part of the forest. Written by Les Adams <>

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14 June 2000 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

The story follows an orphan (Mobley) who goes to live on a ranch. The boy is nothing but trouble until he befriends a wounded dog. The dog has found a gun, a murder weapon, and soon the boy and dog are being pursued by the killer. The dog, a German Shepherd, is named King.

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