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Friend Indeed (1937)

Passed  |   |  Short, History  |  28 December 1937 (USA)
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Pete Smith tells the story of 'Sparky', a German shepherd dog trained to lead his blind master, a country doctor who lost his sight in a fire, and now has to depend upon the dog to lead him... See full summary »

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Pete Smith tells the story of 'Sparky', a German shepherd dog trained to lead his blind master, a country doctor who lost his sight in a fire, and now has to depend upon the dog to lead him in his daily rounds. 'Sparky" was the dog who was responsible for the Interstate Commerce Commission passing a special ruling allowing guide-dogs to travel first-class in Pullman cars to accompany their blind partner, and not as animals confined to the baggage car. Smith shows how 'Sparky' went to Washington D. C. with his master and helped sell the change to the legislators. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 May 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Friend Indeed (1937)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

A good-hearted country doctor goes blind after trying to save some children in a fire. Soon afterwards he's given a German shepherd dog named Sparky who helps him around town and eventually helps get a law passed about guide dogs. This Pete Smith short from MGM doesn't really give us a history lesson on this doctor or the law that he helped get passed but instead it focuses on the dog and it's certainly a charming film. As usual, Smith's narration is right on the mark as he talks about the great work this doctor was doing before his accident and then we get to the importance of guide dogs. The dog actor here did a very good job and I'm going to guess that he was a real guide dog. I thought it was rather cute and really delivered the goods as far as four legged actors. Fans of shorts will really want to check this one out as director Fred Zinnemann perfectly mixes the humor and sentimental value.


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