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Benji Poster

Trivia: First Completely Made Film in Texas Is Benji

For the love of paws

by Alfredo Alvarez
Texana Editor

Austin, TX - The movie Benji marked the first time a picture has been written, produced, filmed, distributed, advertised and promoted from Texas. In 1973, Joe Camp, president of Mulberry Square Productions in Dallas, wrote, produced and directed Benji which grossed $30 million in two years. Filming locations of the movie included the towns of Denton and McKinney, Texas.

This delightful story of a dog was photographed with an unusual twist - from Benji's point of view, about four inches off the floor. In the movie, Benji sets out to save two kidnapped kids and finds love with a fetching female canine named Tiffany along the way.

Despite almost fitting our quiz criteria, the cult horror movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not the correct answer. Official listings state that it was released only days before Benji, however its distributor was not Texas based. (Its original release is a long and dramatic story.)

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