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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Aaker ...  Cpl. Rusty 164 episodes, 1954-1959
James Brown ...  Lt. Rip Masters 164 episodes, 1954-1959
Rin Tin Tin II ...  Rin Tin Tin 160 episodes, 1954-1959
Joe Sawyer ...  Sgt. Biff O'Hara 96 episodes, 1954-1959
Rand Brooks ...  Cpl. Boone 88 episodes, 1954-1959
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Storyline

Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rin-Tin-Tin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(164 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was shot on the set of the John Ford western Fort Apache (1948). See more »

Goofs

The adventures happen in the 1869-1877 period as we can see president Grant in Season 2, Episode 7. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899 so the whole series is an historical mistake. See more »

Alternate Versions

Towards the end of the 1970s nostalgia boom, this series was re-released in sepia-tone, with new color wraparounds featuring James Brown in character as Lt. Masters, "telling" each installment's story to a group of children. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Turks in Space (2006) See more »

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My connection to Rinty.
25 January 2018 | by sissyt-22203See all my reviews

I have a long time connection to good ol' Rinty. I'm not old enough to have been lucky enough to watch the original TV series but I watched the reruns over and over again as a child. It was one of my favorite shows to watch besides Shirley Temple but I digress... My connection to Rinty was in that my grandfather had several German shepherds that were from Rita's direct lineage. He was always so proud of that. I remember them growing up with Blackie, and Lady. They were the best dogs. I always used to play with them and thought it was the neatest thing that they were related to "The" Rinty that I used to watch on TV. How cool is that!


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