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The Silent Call

Country: USA

Genre: Family Drama



When Joe and Flore Brancato move from Nevada to Los Angeles, their young son, Guy, is heartbroken because there is not enough room in the small family car for his huge pet dog, Pete. The animal is left behind with a somewhat unsavory neighbor, but Guy's parents promise that Pete will be sent for as soon as possible. The dog breaks away, however, tries to follow the car, and becomes lost. Guy blames his parents and becomes sullen and embittered; but the resourceful animal continues his 1,000-mile journey, hitchhiking rides and making progress despite bad weather, until eventually he arrives in Los Angeles. After creating a traffic jam, Pete is reunited with the overjoyed Guy.


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  • Roger Mobley
    (Guy Brancato)
  • David McLean
  • Gail Russell
  • Joe Besser
  • Rusty Wescoatt

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Thanks for the trivia. I knew I saw that dog somewhere as I am watching this movie. Roger did a great job as he does always in the films he is in.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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Excellent b&w film from the early 1960's about a boy

and his dog. A 'must see' film for fans of Roger Mobley.

Wow! Shot in CinemaScope with Bausch & Lomb lenses.

Supposedly based on a true story.

Trivia: The dog that played 'Pete' in this film was the same one used in the film A Dog of Flanders (1959) which

starred David Ladd.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 5 / 10
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My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 5 / 10
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