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Killer-Dog (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Short | 29 August 1936 (USA)
A dog accused of murdering sheep is brought to trial.




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Uncredited cast:
Father (uncredited)
Mother (uncredited)
Sally Martin ...
Young Daughter (uncredited)
Babs Nelson ...
Betty Lou (uncredited)
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Narrator (uncredited)


Major, a farm dog, is the three year old son of a collie mother and a wolf dog father. Major's father was shot by a neighboring rancher for killing some of his sheep shortly after Major was born. Major is put on trial for the same acts as his father. Circumstantial evidence points to Major having killed two of the rancher's sheep. However, in his three years of life, Major has never exhibited any aggressive behavior, he being a constant and faithful companion to young Betty Lou, the farmer's daughter. Major had even saved Betty Lou from a few close calls in her life. The court of public opinion is against Major, but the farmer persuades the judge to have a reenactment of sorts to see if Major's wolf dog father's blood is taking over his nature. In the reenactment, Major's wolf dog's father's blood is kicking in, but not quite in the way his detractors anticipate. Written by Huggo

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dog | sheep | trial | rancher | children | See All (14) »


Drama | Short






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29 August 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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I appeared in this film when I was a child actress
28 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie right after it was released and I found it very exciting. Probably because it is exciting to see yourself on the screen.

I appeared in several movies from 1935 to 1941. Killer Dog (which was a silent) was one of them. My screen name was Sally Martin. I have a few still photos of myself in this movie. If anyone knows of an existing copy of this film - in any form - I would very much like to obtain a copy. I recall an exciting scene in which I am playing with my dog and I fall into the path of my mother pulling the car out of the garage. My dog pulls me from the path of the oncoming car. I was heavily padded on one side so the dog could grab me with his teeth. He never hurt me. I finally received a copy in 2005 thanks to Turner Classic Movies. This is being added later...I have now obtained a copy. Thanks to all that helped me.

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