||Shep's Race with Death
(One reel, approx. 790 feet, released
November 1, 1914)
Directed by John Harvey.
Print source: Museum of Modern Art, 12 minutes, 15
Cast: Mrs. Whitcove (Mrs. Mateland), J.S. Murray (Mr. Stearns), Marie Rainford (Mrs.
Stearns), Marion and Madeline Fairbanks (the twins), Shep (the Thanhouser Collie, as himself).
Original music composed and performed by
Raymond A. Brubacher.
Heroic dog "Shep" saves the day!
The simple story of a heroic dog that saves the day appealed to audiences (especially
with a well-trained animal as attractive and energetic as
Shep), and became a movie staple
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