The Night Cry (1926)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Night Cry was a tailor-made vehicle for canine star Rin-Tin-Tin, who at the time was Warner Bros.' most valuable commodity. In this one, Rinty is falsely accused of being a sheepkiller and spends the rest of the picture proving his innocence. On the verge of being killed by an angry mob, our hound-dog hero redeems himself by rescuing his master's baby daughter from a huge, predatory condor. The film's dramatic high point finds Rinty expressing a variety of emotions -- from hope to sorrow to resignation -- all in a single close-up. The "human" leading lady in The Night Cry was June Marlowe, who would co-star with Rin-Tin-Tin on several other occasions before settling down in the role of Miss Crabtree in the Our Gang comedies.

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dog, death-penalty