Fangs of the Wild (1954)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Charles Chaplin Jr. makes his film starring debut in the location-filmed meller Fangs of the Wild. It's the old "boy cries wolf" story, featuring a lad named Tad (Freddie Ridgeway) who is inclined to stretch the truth now and then. Thus, when Tad insists that he's witnessed a murder, no one believes him. No one, that is, except the killer (Chaplin), who now realizes that he must put Tad out of the way as well. As indicated by the film's title, Tad's fate is in the paws of his faithful dog Shep (played by Buck, who also "starred" as the bibulous St. Bernard on the Topper TV series). Fangs of the Wild was one of the better efforts to emerge from bargain-basement Lippert Studios.

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child, accident, boy-who-cried-wolf, chase, disbelief, dog, investigation, lodge, mountains, murder, sheriff, witness, woods [place], boy, father, hunting, killing, youth