These being the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to pay tribute to the great dogs of filmdom. Not movies that are themselves dogs, though that may be true in some cases, but the great canine performances that have left their mark on cinema. Below
is one of the first, and if I might say so, one of the best, the astounding boxer Mannie giving it all he’s got in “Laura Comstock’s Bag-punching Dog” (1901) directed by Edwin S. Porter of “The Great Train Robbery” (1903) fame. He might be my top dog, but who is your pick of the litter? Include them in the comments section or send them directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be running the five best on July 28.
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