For the Love of Benji
|For the Love of Benji|
|Directed by||Joe Camp|
|Produced by||Ben Vaughn|
|Written by||Joe Camp
|Starring||Benjean (billed as Benji)
|Music by||Betty Box,
|Distributed by||Mulberry Square Releasing|
|Release date(s)||June 10, 1977|
|Running time||85 min.|
For the Love of Benji is the second film featuring Benji the dog and was released in 1977.
In this film, Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs. There are lots of interesting location shots as Benji hides out in the ruins of the Acropolis, where he is befriended by another stray, and through the narrow streets of an old Greek neighborhood, where he is pursued by a vicious Doberman Pinscher dog who has been brought in to kill him.
Cast and crew
Benjean fills the role of Benji. This was the first of several Benji movies to star Benjean in the title role. Benjean was the daughter of Higgins, the dog who originated the role of Benji. Despite the fact that she was obviously a female dog, Benjean played the part of the spunky male Benji very well, only betraying herself by the unconscious expression of female dog body-language in the scene where Benji is looking over a basket of puppies.
- "Box Office Information for For the Love of Benji". The Numbers. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- Official web site of Benji and Joe Camp
- For the Love of Benji at the Internet Movie Database
- For the Love of Benji at the TCM Movie Database
- For the Love of Benji at AllMovie
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