This beloved family melodrama comes loaded with pathos and warmth, and stars Brandon de Wilde as a young Mississippi orphan boy who adopts a stray dog that, strangely, never barks. The African Basenji pup soon becomes the lad's best friend, but when the animal's previous owner (William Hopper) appears and requests the pet's return, the boy is faced with a powerful dilemma. With Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, and an early appearance by Sidney Poitier. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.