My Dog, Buddy (1960)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Leaning more toward acting and special effects work in his career, this is one of the occasional films that Ray Kellogg directed. Geared solely to the youngsters, the story is about a young boy, Ted Dodd (Travis Lemmond) and his dog Buddy (played by London who starred in The Littlest Hobo, and is trained by Chuck Eisenmann). Buddy's stunts are surprising, brilliant moments of canine tomfoolery as he carries the biggest challenge in the otherwise routine movie. The dog has been separated from his little master after a tragic auto accident in which Ted's parents were killed and he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The only clue Buddy has for tracking down his beloved owner is the sound of the ambulance siren going to the hospital. With that premise, a series of mishaps and misadventures befalls the German Shepherd as he devotedly keeps on his journey toward finding his owner. In the meantime, several flashbacks fill in events before the accident.

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animal, friendship, accident, boy, dog, family, flashback, love, orphan, parent