Man's Best Friend (1935 film)

Man's Best Friend is a 1935 feature film about the adventures of a boy and his dog Lightning. The film stars Douglas Haig, an American child actor of the 1920s and 1930s; Lightning, a grandson of Strongheart; Frank Brownlee; and Mary McLaren.[1]

Man's Best Friend
Directed byEdward Kull
Release date
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States

Man's Best Friend was the high point of Douglas Haig's career as a film actor. In 1986, TV Guide described the film as a "simple, unpretentious story of a little mountain boy and his pet police dog".[2]

Man's Best Friend has been released on DVD, together with The Secret Code.


A boy (Haig) and his dog Lightning contend with the boy's abusive father.


  1. 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.
  2. TV guide. 34. Triangle Publications. 1986.

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