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An unusual Hollywood documentary in that it doesn't focus on the frequently explored sordid side of Tinseltown, Dobe and a Company of Heroes tells the endearing tale of actor Harry Carey Jr. Nicknamed "Dobe" by his silent-film star father and raised on the family's California ranch, Carey Jr. served in the Navy during World War II and subsequently returned stateside to pursue a career as a singer before appearing in the Howard Hawks film Red River with his father. Following his father's death, Carey Jr. became a regular member of John Ford's stock company and went on to appear in many of the director's greatest Westerns. In his years as an actor, Carey Jr. acted alongside some of Hollywood's brightest stars, and interviews with such co-stars as Tom Selleck, Richard Widmark, and Sam Elliott, among others offer a loving tribute to the gentle Western star. Hosted by Alex Cord. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi