One of the most famous "unseen" films, WHITE DOG never got a theatrical run in the US even though it had a well-known cast, a legendary director, and a powerful subject--racism. Kristy McNichol plays Julie Sawyer, a young actress who adopts a beautiful white stray dog. When a rapist
breaks into Julie's home, the dog, which has been playful and gentle up to this, attacks and nearly tears the man limb from limb before the police arrive. The beautiful dog, she learns, has been trained to kill Blacks. A Black animal-trainer, Keys (Paul Winfield), begins an attempt to recondition
the dog, although Carruthers (Burl Ives), who runs the training center, maintains that it c...