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Old 03-31-2014, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This week's movie is "Trailing the Killer" (1932)

Starring Caesar, as Lobo, a sort of shepherd/hunting dog (and another dog named Tony with the shepherd that appears to be a mix of border collie and wire haired fox terrier---how's THAT for an unlikely mix?)

from the IMDB page------------" While the original title, "Trailing the Killer" isn't a misnomer, it was a bit misleading since the "trailer" is a dog named Caesar Caesar the Dog) and the killer is a mountain lion, aka as a cougar or puma the narrator was quick to point out. But the makers also pointed out that Caesar "is the most intelligent dog actor since Rin-Tin-Tin" which probably lured a few Rin-Tin-Tin fans with a show-me attitude. Caesar prowls around the woods of the Northwest, dispatches a rattlesnake, visits his she-wolf mate and their pups, pauses to watch the dainty habits of a raccoon personally washing every morsel of food before eating it---and that raccoon had enough food to use up several minutes of running time---and then saves sheepherder Pierre (Francis McDonald)) from getting et up by one mean mountain lion. Rin-Tin-Tin he ain't, but then who was? Commonwealth changed the title to "Call of the Wilderness" when they acquired it for 16mm rental to the school market. - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net> "-------------

This movie probably rates about 9.8 on the "cuteness" scale. Although when this film was made, it was a far different time and place----what was considered "cute" in 1932 might not fly too well today.

https://archive.org/details/call_of_the_wilderness

The shepherd is such a bad shot(at 32:00 min.) I had to laugh. He should probably leave the rifle behind, and throw rocks instead.

Leave me a post and tell me what you think of this movie----I'd like to hear a little bit is discussion of what others think. Thanks.
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