A Boy and His Dog (1946 film)

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A Boy and His Dog
Directed by LeRoy Prinz
Produced by Gordon Hollingshead
Written by Samuel A. Derieux
Screenplay by Saul Elkins
Starring Harry Davenport
Bill Sheffield
Music by William Lava
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited by Marshall Evanson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • April 4, 1946 (1946-04-04)
Running time
21 minutes
Country United States
Language English

A Boy and His Dog is a 1946 American Technicolor short drama film directed by LeRoy Prinz. It won an Academy Award at the 19th Academy Awards in 1947 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).[1]

The decades-deceased short-story author Samuel A. Derieux received story credit for the film, suggesting to some the expectation that he wrote a work with the title "A Boy and His Dog".[2] However, a plot summary for the film, attributed to David Glagovsky,[3] closely parallels Derieux's short story "The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store", suggesting the film-makers drew on the published (and once celebrated)[4] story, but gave the film a title Derieux need not ever have considered.



  1. ^ "New York Times: A Boy and His Dog". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Arthur Derieux ... was the author of: ... Comet (1921), A Boy and His Dog (? )..." "Frank of Freedom Hill (Dodo Press) -- Paperback", "Editorial Reviews", on Amazon.Com
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038379/plotsummary "Plot Summary for A Boy and His Dog (1946)" at IMDb
  4. ^ "The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store" pp. 214-231, O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919

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