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  • proper n. A name given to several related fictional German Shepherd dogs, particularly from the 1920s and the 1930s.


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  • If the name Rin Tin Tin today rings no bell, produces no responsive slap of a tail on the carpet, the unassailable truth is that Harry Potter will one day fade from our memories and our screens. , it was his childhood toboggan; for Orlean, it was a piece of kitsch - her Hungarian grandfather's eight-inch plastic replica of Rin Tin Tin which he kept on his desk blotter. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • She became as well known as Rin Tin Tin and her image was one that visitors sought out on any Alaskan publications.


  • Eighty-two years after the original Rin Tin Tin was denied an Oscar for Best Actor despite having the majority of votes due to a change in the voting policies of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, man's best friend is finally getting his due.

    Candy Spelling: Hero Dogs

  • Duncan had a fierce belief in his dog, which was justified when Rin Tin Tin became one of the great action stars of silent movies, helping to propel the Warner Bros. studio to near-parity with then-dominant Paramount and MGM.

    Gift Guide: Books on Movies

  • It's not strictly accurate to say that Rin Tin Tin created the role of the heroic dog in the movies.

    The Dog Star

  • That's easy: he's going to the same place as Art Linkletter, Senator Byrd, Rin Tin Tin and the rest of us.

    A Farewell Column From Larry King

  • While Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Old Yeller, White Fang and even Benji were brave and heroic figures, Snoopy from the cartoon Peanuts introduced the era of the sage and sardonic dog who was actually a philosopher.

    From Doghouse to White House; American Dog Changes Too

  • First came the cartoons on Saturday morning TV, then roller derby, followed by Rin Tin Tin, Sky King, and American Bandstand.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

  • Then a vague memory came to me, a memory of a movie wed watched, me and Bernie, maybe of Rin Tin Tin, where Rinty opens a doorknob all by himself.

    Dog on It

  • Tin Tin is a French comic strip detective, Rin Tin Tin is the world's most famous german shephard.

    Spielberg’s Tintin Will Get Released Internationally First; December 2011 in The US | /Film


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