The Silver Trail (1937)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Melodrama, Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Clearly made several years before its 1938 New York release, The Silver Trail serves as an adequate vehicle for canine star Rin Tin Tin Jr. Essentially a western, the film's "human" stars include such sagebrush favorites as Rex Lease, Slim Whittaker and Tom London. The story is set in motion by a gang of greedy claim jumpers, operating in silver-mining territory. Somewhere around reel 5, all of the characters the audience cares about are in dire jeopardy, prompting Rinty Junior to gallop to the rescue. Put charitably, the dog has all of the film's best lines.

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rescue, animal, animal-rescue, bad-guy, claim-jumpers, dog, good-guy, killing, land-scheme, partner, prospector