As a teenager has difficulty coping with his mother's remarriage, he finds and nurses back to health a German Shepherd, but keeps him a secret for fear that his stepfather would return him to his original owner.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay) (as John Furia Jr.)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lots of Luck (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ordinary family wins the lottery and they soon learn that winning is not all it's cracked up to be.

Director: Peter Baldwin
Stars: Martin Mull, Annette Funicello, Fred Willard
The Smith Family (1971–1972)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife and their three children.

Stars: Henry Fonda, Janet Blair, Darleen Carr
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Utah's Redrock Mesa region is the setting for a cave-dwelling cougar family. Tragedy strikes when the male cougar is shot by a hunter, leaving Seeta, the mother, to provide for and raise ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Courtland
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Frank Aletter, Lonny Chapman
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Morgan
Family | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo
Moon Pilot (1962)
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Chandar is a black leopard who lives near the beach of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) together with his mother and his sister. When fishers arrive they have to leave and move to a temple in the jungle.... See full summary »

Director: Winston Hibler
Stars: Ben Wright, Joe Abeywickrama, Esrom Jayasinghe
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young boy gets along better with the animals he befriends around his family's Canadian farm than with the people he lives with.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Christian Juttner, Carl Betz, Salome Jens
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cal Finch
...
Chris (as Ronny Howard)
...
Fran Fitch
Shug Fisher ...
Leroy
...
Mr. Stone
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Susie
...
Mr. Horn
Edit

Storyline

Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smoke - Sein bester Freund  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Chris: [Angrily to his mother and Cal when he realizes he has to give up Smoke] You think that one dog is just as good as another just like one husband is just as good as another.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Teen Film
27 March 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Thanks to a well written screenplay by John Furia, Jr., based on William Corbin's novel, "Smoke" emerges as an above average tv production.

Sixteen-year-old Ron Howard captures the essence of his 14-year-old character, Chris Long, a boy suffering from the loss of his father and coping with his stepfather, Cal, sensitively played by Earl Holliman.

Jacqueline Scott as Chris' mother rounds out a trio of deeply felt portrayals. The title belongs to a German shepherd, who also does some impressive work.

Audiences of 8-17 should especially appreciate this drama, which can nicely serve as a family film.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone remember this as a B movie in the UK? virgo21_9
Discuss Smoke (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?