Lightning was a German shepherd from a line of canine silent film stars. A grandson of Strongheart, Lightning was billed as "The Wonder Dog" and "The Marvel Dog". He began life as a runt but grew to be larger than average for the breed, and he was very intelligent. Lightning appeared in numerous movies.
|Species||Canis lupus familiaris|
|1934||The Case of the Howling Dog|
|1934||When Lightning Strikes|
|1935||A Dog of Flanders|
|1935||Man's Best Friend|
|1935||Wings in the Dark|
|1936||Two in Revolt|
|1937||Renfrew of the Royal Mounted|
- American Film Institute (1993). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1931-1940. University of California Press. pp. 429–430. ISBN 0-520-07908-6.
- Laine, Juliette (1937), "Lightning", Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (reprint ed.), Kessinger Publishing Company (published 2005), pp. 86–88, ISBN 1-4191-1378-X
- Orr, Gertrude (1936). Dog Stars of Hollywood. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company. OCLC 14234925.
- "When Lightning Strikes". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- "Lightning". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- "Man's Best Friend". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- "Wings in the Dark". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- "Two in Revolt". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- Wilcox, Grace (April 17, 1938). "Hollywood Reporter". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- Kahn, Alexander (April 18, 1938). "Hollywood Film Shop". The Gazette. Xenia, Ohio; United Press.
- Othman, Frederick C. (March 15, 1938). "Police Dog Rates High as a Thespian". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- "Stardust". Spokane Daily Chronicle. April 14, 1938. Retrieved 2016-08-16.