More than a mascot
★★★★ 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.