The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

10/15/1954 – 8/28/1959 ABC
Black and White
30 minutes – 164 episodes
Oct. 1954 – Aug. 1959 Friday 7:30-8:00

Rin Tin Tin Cast

James L. Brown as Lt. Rip Masters
Lee Aaker as Rusty
Joe Sawyer as Sgt. Biff O’Hara
Rand Brooks as Cpl. Boone

Rin Tin Tin Theme Song

So brave is Corporal Rusty.
Though he is just a boy.
How true as Private Rin Tin Tin
They are the army’s ride and joy.

Yo Rinny, Yo Rinny
Pals through thick and thin.

From all the tales of the west
We’ll remember best
Corporal Rusty and Private Rin Tin Tin.

Yo Rinny, Yo Rinny
Pals through thick and thin.

From all the tales of the west
We’ll remember best Corporal Rusty and Private Rin Tin Tin.

Rin Tin Tin Tidbits

A wonderful kids show, Rin Tin Tin caused every child to pester their folks to get them a German Shepard dog.

Rusty and Rin Tin Tin were the only survivors of an Indian raid on a wagon train. They were adopted by the 101st Cavalry at Fort Apache in Arizona territory.

The original dog was a veteran of the German Army during WWI. But all three of the German Shepards used on the show were trained by the great Lee Duncan.

Did you know that this was filmed in the refurbished set of John Ford’s movie Fort Apache?

Passings

James Brown died in 1992 of lung cancer

Rin Tin Tin
James L Brown, Rin Tin Tin and Lee Aaker
From the Doug Abbott Collection

Lee Aaker in Rin Tin Tin
Lee Aaker and Rin Tin Tin

External Links
TV Guide’s Rin Tin Tin Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

Rin Tin TIn
Lee Aaker
From the Doug Abbott Collection

Lee Aaker
Lee Aaker
1993 Asheville Film Festival
From the Bill Sasser Collection
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