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Skull and Crown (1935)

Rin-Tin-Tin brings the killer of his mistress to justice.


Elmer Clifton


James Oliver Curwood (story), Carl Krusada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Rin Tin Tin Jr. ... Rinty (as Rin-Tin-Tin Junior)
Regis Toomey ... Bob Franklin
Jack Mulhall ... Ed
Molly O'Day ... Ann Norton
Jack Mower ... King aka El Zorro
Lois January ... Barbara Franklin
James Murray ... Matt - Henchman
John Elliott ... John Norton
Tom London ... Jennings - Henchman
Milburn Morante ... Dad Miller (as Milburn Moranti)


Bob Franklin, Border Patrolman on the Mexican border, is preparing for the homecoming of his sister Barbara from a fashionable school. His dog Rinty is even gathering flowers in anticipation of her arrival. Border Patrolman Ed drops by to tell Bob that Zorro, a notorious smuggler,has just crossed the line with a cargo of contraband. Leaving Rinty at the railroad station at the wheel of his car with a note of regret to Barbara, Bob and Ed hit the trail to catch Zorro. They capture the truck and driver, Matt Brent, but Zorro escapes afoot. Meanwhile, Barbara has arrived and she and Rinty have driven to Bob's cabin --- no, Rinty didn't drive --- and Zorro comes along and decides driving is better than walking and, bent on getting the keys, enters the cabin. Although valiantly defended by Rinty, Barbara is murdered after Rinty has been stunned by Zorro's gun.Bob arrives and, unaware that Rinty had put up a good fight before being knocked out, kicks Rinty out in contempt and anger. Bob ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. in a riot of Crashing Action! See more »


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Release Date:

5 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Patrulha da Fronteira See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald on 4 April 1942. At this time television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecasts occurred Sunday 9 January 1949 on San Francisco's freshly launched first television station, KPIX (Channel 5) and Monday and Wednesday 2 May 1949 & 4 May 1949, in Cincinnati, where it was shown in two parts on WKRC (Channel 11); in Los Angeles it was first telecast Sunday 17 July 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2), in Atlanta Saturday 1 October 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in New York City Wednesday 23 November 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) (no relation to KPIX, despite the similar call letters), and in Philadelphia Thursday 22 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »


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