The Wolf Dog

The Wolf Dog is a 1933 American Pre-Code Mascot film serial directed by Colbert Clark and Harry L. Fraser and starring Frankie Darro and Rin Tin Tin, Jr. The plot concerns a young boy becoming the heir to a fortune and a villain attempting to take it from him. The boy's canine pet, Rin Tin Tin Jr., is the star of the film, protecting his master from a succession of murder attempts.

The Wolf Dog
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Directed byColbert Clark
Harry L. Fraser
Produced byNat Levine
Written byBarney A. Sarecky
Sherman L. Lowe
Al Martin
Wyndham Gittens
Colbert Clark
StarringFrankie Darro
Rin Tin Tin, Jr.
Boots Mallory
George J. Lewis
Henry B. Walthall
Hale Hamilton
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyTom Galligan
Harry Neumann
William Nobles
Edited byEarl Turner
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • 1933 (1933)
Running time
12 chapters (240 min)
CountryUnited States

This was Rin Tin Tin Jr.'s first serial outing, having replaced the original Rin Tin Tin who died in 1932. He also starred in two other serials, The Law of the Wild (1934) and The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (1935).[1]


Youngster Frank Courtney discovers that he has inherited control of a Los Angeles shipping line. The current president, Norman Bryan, does not want to lose his position and conspires to have the boy killed. Rin Tin Tin Jr., the Wonder Dog, protects the boy from Bryan's murderous plots throughout the serial's running time.




Chapter titlesEdit

Lobby card for Chapter 5
  1. The Call of the Wilderness
  2. The Shadow of a Crime
  3. The Fugitive
  4. A Dead Man's Hand
  5. Wolf Pack Law
  6. The Gates of Mercy
  7. The Empty Room
  8. Avenging Fangs
  9. Wizard of the Wireless
  10. Accused
  11. The Broken Record
  12. Danger Lights


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Orlean, Susan (2011). Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-9013-5.
  2. ^ Cline, William C (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company. p. 208. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Fighting with Kit Carson (1933)
Mascot Serial
The Wolf Dog (1933)
Succeeded by
The Mystery Squadron (1933)