Spotlight: Canine Stars

Spotlight: Canine Stars
Reading about Rin Tin Tin in Susan Orlean’s new book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend make you interested in other canine stars? Try some of these movies with appealing dog actors.

Lassie Come Home (1943) with Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor is the story of the devoted Lassie who returns home to his beloved young master. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) is another story of devoted pets in search of their real home. Shiloh (1996) is an abused hunting dog rescued by a young boy and Benji (1974) is a lovable hero who rescues two young children from kidnappers. My Dog Skip (2000) helps a shy boy make friends and become a hero.

For more movie ideas, check out our lists of movies about cats and dogs and the rest of the animal kingdom.

One thought on “Spotlight: Canine Stars

  1. This book made me interested in seeing a movie with the original Rin Tin Tin as well as the 1950’s television show the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Also your review reminded me that I would like to view the (1963) film The Incredible Journey and to read the book that inspired the movie.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *