Release dateDecember 20, 1959 (1959-12-20) WriterOrville H. Hampton (original screenplay) Music directorPaul Sawtell, Bert Shefter CastRoger Mobley (Pip Wheeler), Bill Williams (Wesley Wes Thurman), Roy Engel (Sheriff Dan Murdock), Marcia Henderson (Millie Thurman), Harry Dean Stanton Similar moviesRelated Edward L Cahn movies
Married ranchers (Bill Williams, Marcia Henderson) take in an ungrateful boy (Roger Mobley) who befriends a slain hermits German shepherd.
A Dogs Best Friend is a 1959 American drama film directed by Edward L. Cahn and written by Orville H. Hampton. The film stars Bill Williams, Marcia Henderson, Roger Mobley, Roy Engel, Charles Cooper and Harry Dean Stanton. The film was released on December 20, 1959, by United Artists.
A young orphan rejects his foster parentsinstead turning to a German Shepherd whose master was recently murdered. Stumbling on some evidence, the boy is rescued from the killer by his dog.