“Finding Rin Tin Tin” has some good moments. Of course it also has scenes of dog flatulence and belching, and the dog consuming alcohol. But overall, it is a pretty good one for the family as it doesn’t contain strong language, and Rin Tin Tin comes to the rescue on more than one occasion. Corporal Lee Duncan (Tyler Jensen) takes a liking to the dog and persuades his commander to let him keep him.
Ben Cross gives a brief but strong performance as a German prisoner named Nikolaus who works with Duncan to train the dog. Duncan learns that the dog can be trained to find lost humans as he has a strong sense of smell. In fact, a short time later he helps find a lost girl. The dog can pull five times his own weight and he is fiercely loyal. Rin Tin Tin gets to display all of these qualities in the film. We learn by film’s end that he traveled to American after the war and starred in over 25 motion pictures! This is a film which will leave you smiling. We happily award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.