Made in the low-budget shadow of the great Rin Tin Tin, THE WOLF is a standard two-reel damsel-in-distress silent melodrama that wouldn't be of much interest today if not for the considerable talents of its canine star, Fearless. Old Rinty had stunt doubles, but not the aptly named Fearless; he's the Jackie Chan of animal actors. His incredible leap from the ground through a high window is worth the price of admission alone, but luckily there are even more great moments to be had. Watch in delight as our four-legged hero repeatedly thrashes the villainous cashier who is trying to ruin our heroine's banker father unless she submits to his evil will!
This little gem is found on a compilation DVD-R from the now-defunct Unknown Video titled Whiz Bang Vol. 1, along with three other fun action-oriented silent short subjects. The excellent piano score is by David Drazin. THE WOLF is highly recommended to all silent film buffs with a penchant for talented animal performers; if you love Rinty, you'll love this...if you can find it!
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