The Mighty Treve (1937)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Twenty-four-year-old Noah Beery Jr. heads the cast of Universal's The Mighty Treve. Beery, however, does not play the title character; that honor is reserved for a remarkably talented canine actor named "Tuffy." The Mighty Treve is a sheep-dog owned by gangly farm youth Bud (Beery). Thanks to Treve's sheep-guarding prowess, Bud lands a job on the farm owned by crabby old Uncle Joel (Samuel S. Hinds), who can't stand the boy. The old man stays up nights figuring out ways to get rid of both Bud and Treve, and for a while it looks as though he's succeeded. Making matters worse, the now-renegade Treve is accused of being a sheep-killer. It takes the intervention of Aileen (Barbara Read), Joel's niece and Bud's sweetheart, to patch everything up. The film was based on a novel by Payson Trehune, a past master at dog stories.

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animal, friendship, accusation, attack, boy, child, dog, German-shepherd, ranch, sheep, shepherd, uncle