Dogs in westerns, the movies.by road-traveled | created - 25 Nov 2015 | updated - 25 Nov 2017 | Public
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1. North Star (1925)
Passed | Drama
Melodrama about a man who heads into the Northwest after he mistakenily believes he has killed another man and is followed there by his sister.
2. Shadows of the North (1923)
Passed | 50 min | Western
3. Brawn of the North (1922)
Marion Wells travels to Alaska with her dog Brawn to visit her brother Lester and her fiance Howard Burton. Unfortunately, the two men get into a fight and Burton kills Lester. Brawn saves ... See full summary »
4. The Lone Defender (1930)
Passed | 217 min | Western, Action, Adventure
A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, who hope to find the murdered man's goldmine. The miner's dog, Rin-Tin-Tin, recognizes the killers, who thereafter seek to use the ... See full summary »
Rin Tin Tin. 1918-1932, 13.
9 western credits, 1922-1931.
45 total credits, 1922-1931.
5. A Hero of the Big Snows (1926)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Rin-Tin-Tin is saved from the beatings of a trapper by Ed Nolan, a shiftless trapper himself, and 'Rinty" follows Nolan home to his cabin but refuses to enter. Nolan takes him to the home ... See full summary »
6. On the Border (1930)
Passed | 46 min | Drama, Family, Western
Farrell is taking advantage of the proximity of the rancho of Don Jose to the Mexican border by smuggling Chinese across the line into the United States. Dave, a border patrol officer ... See full summary »
7. Courage of the North (1935)
Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
One of three films made in the six-announced "Morton of the Mounted' series: Sergeant Bruce Morton (John Preston (I)'), in charge of the Three Rivers Post of the Royal Northwest Mounted ... See full summary »
8. Thunderbolt (1935)
Approved | 55 min | Western
A pair of crooked deputies steal a gold shipment, murder a young boy's father and pin the blame on a cowboy. The murdered man's son and his dog set out to prove the cowboy's innocence.
9. Vengeance of Rannah (1936)
Passed | 56 min | Mystery, Western
Insurance Agent Ted Sanders has been called in to investigate a robbery and murder. A deputy also arrives to investigate. But unknown to Ted, the Deputy is a fake and actually part of the ... See full summary »
Rin Tin Tin Jr.. 1931-.
8 westerns, 1934-1939.
14 total credits, 1932-1939.
10. The Test (1935)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A fur trapper catches another trapper trying to steal his furs. He stops the thief, but later on the furs are stolen anyway. Rin Tin Tin Jr. tracks down the thief to try to get the furs back.
11. Skull and Crown (1935)
Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Rin-Tin-Tin brings the killer of his mistress to justice.
Rin Tin Tin Jr.
8 western credits
12. Law of the Wild (1934)
Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Rex, a wild stallion, and Rinty, a police dog, are pals. Their master , John Sheldon, is framed for murder, and Alice Ingram plans to race Rex for money to pay for John's legal defense. ... See full summary »
13. The Painted Hills (1951)
Approved | 68 min | Family, Western
An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.
14. Ferocious Pal (1934)
55 min | Western
A stray German shepherd, a runaway teenage boy, and a runaway teenage girl end up at her uncle's place in Oregon, where an epidemic of sheep rustling is under way.
15. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)
30 min | Adventure, Family, Western
Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
Rin Tin Tin II
161 western credits, 1954-1959.
16. Flaming Fury (1926)
50 min | Drama
17. Melody Trail (1935)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Gene goes after the badguys after they kidnap the baby he should have been babysitting.
4 westerns, 35-39.
18. Where the North Begins (1923)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A German Shepherd puppy is "adopted" by a wolf pack in the snowy and frozen Great North and raised by them as one of their own. A few years later he comes upon a fur trapper and saves the ... See full summary »
19. Call of the Klondike (1950)
Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Western
A brother and sister are running a phony gold mine scam in the Klondike, which leads to murder. A Canadian Mountie sets out to bring them to justice.
9 western credits
20. God's Country (1946)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
Lee Preston, aka Leland Bruce (Robert Lowery), kills a man in self defense but flees to the redwood country when the law makes it a murder charge. There he meets Lynn O'Malley (Helen Gilbert... See full summary »
21. Ruggles of Red Gap (1923)
80 min | Comedy, Western
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
22. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)
30 min | Adventure, Western
The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »
23. The Mine with the Iron Door (1936)
Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance
Having acquired the controlling interest in the Eureka Discovery Corporation for five-hundred dollars, and selling half of it to a detective for two-hundred dollars, Bob Harvey ('Richard ... See full summary »
Buck the Dog. Third in cast list.
24. King's Creek Law (1923)
25. Red Hot Leather (1926)
26. Trailing the Killer (1932)
Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Western
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... See full summary »
27. Timber Terrors (1935)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Drama, Western
Be forewarned that "Captain (King of Dogs) "and "Dynamite (The Wonder Horse) " are billed above all of the cast except John Preston (who?), which means RCMP Sergeant Bruce Morton (John ... See full summary »
28. The Wolf Hunters (1949)
70 min | Western
After four fur trappers have been slain and their furs stolen, Corporal Rod Webb of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police sets out for their village. En route he and his dog Chinook come upon ... See full summary »
Casey Jones (1957–1958)
30 min | Adventure, Western
Casey's employer, the Midwest & Central Railroad faces bankruptcy unless it gets a U.S. mail contract for the St. Louis to Ft. Worth run. The catch is that the company that gets the ... See full summary »
30. North to Alaska (1960)
Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.
31. The Valiant Hombre (1948)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama, Western
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, ... See full summary »
4 westerns, 44-51.
32. Teeth (1924)
Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance
33. Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Smugglers hijack the Mesquiteers truck, but the police catch up, kill the smugglers, and then try to arrest the Mesquiteers as part of the gang. They escape but now have to prove their innocence while being hunted as wanted men.
34. Wild Waters (1935)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Action, Western
A young man and his trusty dog go up against a gang of crooks that are building a dam out of shoddy materials, which could collapse and flood the entire valley.
35. Marked Men (1940)
Approved | 66 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Bill Carver is a young medical-school graduate wrongly confined in prison. He escapes and finds a haven and romance in an Arizona small town. But his hopes of happiness and freedom are ... See full summary »
36. The Last Sunset (1961)
Approved | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Western
At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.
Votes: 2,577 | Gross: $6.54M
37. Outlaw's Highway (1934)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Drama, Western
A lawman, his dog and his trusty white stallion fight a gang of outlaws.
38. The Proud Rebel (1958)
Approved | 103 min | Western
A Confederate veteran living in the Yankee North struggles with his son's shock induced muteness and the hate of the Northerners.
39. The Silent Hero (1927)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Bud Taylor loves Mary Stoddard but is leaving for Alaska in search of gold, leaving a police-dog pup with her that he has named "Phantom." Wade Burton is anxious to win Mary and her ... See full summary »
The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North: Part 1
Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961) re-edited into a two-part television presentation.
41. Western Vengeance (1924)
50 min | Action, Western
Claim-jumpers Santag (Jim Corey), and Dick Sterling (Mack V. Wright), are after the gold mine belonging to Jack Caldwell (Franklyn Farnum), and his kid sister Helen (Doreen Turner). ... See full summary »
Pete the Dog.
93 credits, 24-35.
42. Tracked (1928)
50 min | Western
43. Thunderbolt's Tracks (1927)
Passed | Western
After WW I, two marines visit the family of one of their comrades in New Mexico. Learning that after the family bought a ranch the water supply was cut off, they take up the fight. To ... See full summary »
44. Hondo (1953)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War
Army dispatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.
Sam. According to the trivia, Sam is Pal, the dog of "The Painted Hills".
45. Code of the Northwest (1926)
46. Rusty Rides Alone (1933)
Passed | 58 min | Western