My Dog Shep/Shep Comes Home: Dog-Gone Double Feature

My Dog Shep:  An orphan and a Spanish War veteran, become tramps, the former because he is abused by relatives, the latter because his family plans to put him in a Soldier’s Home. After the boy disappears, his relatives learn that he is heir to a fortune.

Shep Comes Home:  A boy whose father died in WWII, runs away from home to keep from being separated from “Shep,” his father’s dog. In Arizona, he is befriended by a kindly Mexican.  When his friend is suspected of crimes committed by local gangsters. “Shep” is instrumental in saving Ortiz from a lynching.