Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Overlooked Films: The ORIGINAL Rin-Tin-Tin

I've been reading Susan Orlean's fine new book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (review coming soon), and wishing I could see some of the original Rinty's silent films. Where the North Begins, his first starring vehicle, and the two other films below are among the few that still survive, and are available on DVD (though not on DVDs I happen to own).

At bottom, a clip from the 1927 film Hills of Kentucky, showing old Rinty in action.





Anonymous said...

I've read that Rin Tin Tin actually was voted the first Best Actor Academy Award but the Academy didn't like it and gave it to Emil jannings instead. Years later they were embarrassed when Jannings was making movies for Hitler.

Charles Gramlich said...

I saw the TV show some and really liked it. Dreamed of a dog like Rin

Cap'n Bob said...

You can't go wrong with a German shepherd.

George said...

Fans of Rin-Tin-Tin should check out:
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
by Susan Orlean. A terrific book!