More than a mas­cot

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★★★★ SGT STUBBY: AN AMER­I­CAN HERO Di­rected by: Richard Lanni

Star­ring: He­lena Bon­ham Carter, Lo­gan Ler­man, Gérard Depar­dieu, Jor­dan Beck, Brian Cook

Show­ing at: Bay­west, Hem­ing­ways

Set dur­ing the First World War, Sgt Stubby: An

Amer­i­can Hero is based on the true story of a stray dog that roamed off the streets of New Haven, Con­necti­cut and into the care of Robert Con­roy, a sol­dier train­ing with the 102nd In­fantry Reg­i­ment.

At first, Con­roy’s su­pe­ri­ors hes­i­tate to take in Stubby, but after the sol­dier trains the dog to sa­lute, they soon ac­cept the mutt and let him be­come an of­fi­cial mas­cot. When the reg­i­ment ships out to France, the pair meet Gas­ton, a French­man, and im­me­di­ately bring him into their in­ti­mate cir­cle of friend­ship.

Stubby proves to be much more than a mas­cot, tak­ing it upon him­self to help on the bat­tle field.

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