Director: George Sherman
Performers: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Maureen O’Hara, Dog* (uncredited)
Breed featured: Rough Collie
Production information: Batjac / Cinema Center Films: 1971 (USA)
“Big Jake” McCandle (John Wayne) sets off to recover his kidnapped grandson with the help of two incompetent sons and a dog named… Dog.
A nice, shaggy Collie out of the Weatherwax (Lassie) kennel.
Does what it says on label.
Including dying to protect the precious kid that nobody else really has a reason to care about. But not before taking a big ol’ chomp out of one bad guy’s arm in a carefully choreographed sneak attack.
You know sometimes how movie dogs are so well-trained, their performance doesn’t even look natural? That applies to several of the human actors in this film as well.
Anyway, speaking of dy(e)ing, it appeared that there were actually a couple different…
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