Sunday, February 17, 2013

Silent Screen Sunday - The Silent Call (1921)

Strongheart, first German Shepherd movie star

The Silent Call, based on the novel The Cross Pull by Hal George Evarts, helped to launch the career of Hollywood's original German Shepherd Dog movie star: Etzel von Oeringen, better known as Strongheart.

The Silent Call is believed to be lost, though the novel is now in public domain and easy to find. Only one Strongheart film is commercially available; The Return of Boston Blackie (1927)—his last movie before his premature death.

Both of these movies are profiled in detail in Wonder Dogs: 101 German Shepherd Dog Films (see top right sidebar).

Produced by H.O. Davis

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