Law of the Wolf

Law of the Wolf is a 1939 American film directed by Bernard B. Ray and featuring Rin Tin Tin III. The film is also known as Law of the Wild (American reissue title).

Law of the Wolf
Directed byBernard B. Ray
Produced byBernard B. Ray (associate producer)
Harry S. Webb (producer)
Written byCarl Krusada
Carl Krusada (story)
StarringSee below
CinematographyEdward A. Kull
Edited byFrederick Bain
Release date
June 16, 1939
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

It is not to be confused with The Law of the Wild, a 1934 serial starring Rin Tin Tin, Jr.


After being falsely accused of his brother Harry's murder Carl Pearson escapes from prison with the aid of another prisoner Duke Williams. Meanwhile, wealthy aircraft manufacturer Roger Morgan makes plans to adopt Harry's son Bobby who is currently in the care of Ruth Adams, who is also Carl's fiancee. With his father dead young Bobby is the legal owner of valuable aircraft plans that Morgan wants to acquire. Carl's son is Johnny who is the owner of Rinty a prize tracking dog. The Police borrow Rinty in order to try to track Carl and Duke; but Rinty is less than cooperative in this effort. After a car accident leaves Ruth temporarily incapacitated, young Bobby wanders off. A canoe rescue and an encounter with a wild cougar follow. Arriving at the Pearson's cabin Carl recovers the plans, but Duke steals them in order to sell them. Eventually everyone else ends up at the cabin and the real killer is revealed. The killer tries to escape followed by Carl and Rinty in a climactic chase.


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