White Dog

White Dog

Last night I was able to watch a movie from the early 80s directed by Samuel Fuller called White Dog. I had never heard of it before and I found it by accident at the public library. White Dog shows what racism can do to people and animals. The unnamed white German shepherd has been trained to attack black people. A young actress adopts him when she accidentally runs into him with her car. The ending made me cry. A so called human being trained him and it he, not the man, had to go. The dog’s original owner was not punished. The final scene of the movie shows the dog left to die alone. I realize that he couldn’t live, but still it made me very sad. White Dog did not do well when it came out. It is one of the best movies about a very hard subject that I have ever seen.

 

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One Response to “White Dog”

  1. alex Says:

    Sam Fuller is great director-I got a chance to meet him once, I recommend his autobiography-he never pulled his punches.

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