DirectorLeRoy Prinz Music directorWilliam Lava Duration LanguageEnglish
CastHarry Davenport Release dateApril 4, 1946 (1946-04-04) WriterSamuel A. Derieux (story), Saul Elkins (screenplay) AwardsAcademy Award for Best Short Subject, Two-reel Similar moviesThe Jazz Singer (1927), Seeds of Destiny (1946), Captain Blood (1935), Star in the Night (1945), I Wont Play (1944)
A boy and his dog 1975
A Boy and His Dog is a 1946 American Technicolor short drama film directed by LeRoy Prinz. It won an Academy Award at the 19th Academy Awards in 1947 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).
Short-story author Samuel A. Derieux who died twenty-four years earlier, in 1922, received story credit for the film, suggesting to some the expectation that he wrote a work with the title "A Boy and His Dog". However, a plot summary for the film, attributed to David Glagovsky, closely parallels Derieux's short story "The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store", suggesting the film-makers drew on the published (and once celebrated) story, but gave the film a title Derieux need not ever have considered.