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Benji Details

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An instant family classic, Benji is shot mostly from the a dog's-eye view , adding even more characterization to a title character well-played by canine veteran Higgins. [[Performer~P5355~Benji~benji]] is an intelligent homeless mutt adopted by a loving family; when the kids are kidnapped, it's the little dog to the rescue in the best tradition of bigger doggie heroes like [[Performer~P127997~Rin Tin Tin~rintintin]] and [[Performer~P40684~Lassie~lassiethedog]]. Believe it or not, Higgins really acts; his captivating performance and the simple, straightforward telling of the story makes for all-around family fun. A sequel didn't fare as well, but the original [[Performer~P5355~Benji~benji]] is still a furry favorite. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Betty E. Box Best Original Song 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Betty E. Box Best Song 1974 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Euel Box Best Original Song 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Euel Box Best Song 1974 Nominee

Cast

Patsy Garrett
as Mary
Allen Fiuzat
as Paul
Cynthia Smith
as Cindy
Peter Breck
as Dr. Chapman
Edgar Buchanan
as Bill
Frances Bavier
as Lady With Cat
Joe Camp
as Newspaper Boy
Herb Vigran
as Lt. Samuels
Ben Vaughn
as Man
Tom Lester
as Riley
Charles Starkey
as Custodian
Katie Hearne
as Mrs. Harvey
Larry Swartz
as Floyd
Terry Carter
as Officer Tuttle
Erwin Hearne
as Mr. Harvey
Ed DeLatte
as Bob Fielding
Christopher Connelly
as Henry
Deborah Walley
as Linda
Victor Raider-Wexler
as Payton Murrah
Don Puckett
as Plainclothesman
Robert Thomas
as Second Custodian

Crew

Joe Camp
Director
Joe Camp
Producer
Harland Wright
Producer
Joe Camp
Screenwriter
Don Reddy
Cinematographer
Euel Box
Composer (Music Score)
Don Reddy
Editor
Harland Wright
Production Designer
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