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PLOT SUMMARY for Wolf Dog (1958)
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Genre: Western
Tagline: OUTLAW TERROR of the Great North Country!
    Just paroled from a prison term for manslaughter, ex-Marine Jim Hughes (Jim Davis) makes a new start with his wife Ellen (Allison Hayes)and ten-year-old son Paul (Tony Brown), on a ranch given him by his old Corps commander.
    Krivak (Austin Willis), a vicious neighbor, threatens to take the land away from him after Jim refuses to sell. He instigates a fight between his dog Thunder and Paul's much smaller dog, which is killed. Later, the grieving Paul finds a wild puppy, half dog and half wolf, and Jim lets him keep it.
    Preparing to take his herd to market, Jim finds his fences cut and his herd stolen. He is accosted by two escaped convicts, Trent (Don Garrard) and Hawkins (Juan Root), who knew Jim in prison, and they force him to take them in. Trent sends Paul into town for some medicine, where his now-grown dog, Wolf Dog (Prince), and Thunder get into a fight and Thunder is killed. Krivak goes to the ranch gunning for Jim.
Summary written by Les Adams {longhorn@abilene.com}
 

TV GUIDE

  Its the old story of war between farmers and rancher as a group of men get greedy for some Canadian farmlands and a dog comes to the fore with some intelligent antics. Pretty insipid stuff - has no originality, except on the part of Prince.

                                                                                                                                                                                          TV Guide / Movie Guide

ALL MOVIE GUIDE

     Canadian ranchers and farmers battle it out over land use, until the courageous canine Prince successfully mediates and restores peace in this adventure.

                                                                                                                                                                     Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

MSN ENTERTAINMENT

     A generous marine colonel gives farmland to an ex-GI / ex-con to keep it from a greedy rancher. Despite a string of upsets, the son persists in taming a half wolf pup. Markdale and Grey County, Canada provide the stunning backdrop for this hour-long epic, filmed entirely in Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jeff Wilson

WOLF BITES
"Why don't we give him a whirl and see how tough he really is?"
                                                                  
-Clem Krivak hatches his fiendish plot in WOLF DOG

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