Call of the Heart (1928)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of Rin Tin Tin's many canine imitators, Dynamite, starred in his own series of silent action melodramas produced in 1927-1928 by Universal. Stuart Paton directed most of the entries but Call of the Heart was helmed by John Ford's older brother, Francis Ford. This time around, Dynamite and his master, Edmund Cobb, play drifters who get in the middle of a range feud. The film's leading lady, Blanche Mehaffey, changed her billing to Joan Alden for the occasion. Interestingly, "Joan Alden" was the winning entry in a nationwide magazine contest to furnish M-G-M starlet Lucille LeSueur with a more appropriate moniker. Since the name was already chosen by Mehaffey, Lucille picked the runner-up: Joan Crawford.

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animal, animal-rescue, dog, friendship, orphan