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Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney. The real culprit is Snook, a dog belonging to Danny, the new kid in town who just coincidentally looks exactly like Penrod. Penrod and his gang of "junior G-men" want to hide Duke with a friend in a neighboring town, so they send Rodney on a wild goose chase with a messenger pigeon to get him out of the way. Duke is taken by the police before the gang can get him to the train station but escapes, and Rodney is captured by a real life "most wanted" gang for witnessing a payroll robbery. Penrod and his gang meet Danny and realize why Duke was blamed for the dog bite. When they go to the police to explain they learn of Rodney's predicament. They receive a clue from Rodney via messenger pigeon but are unable to convince the police, so they (including Danny) go to find Rodney themselves. Duke has managed to follow Rodney to the robber's hideout and gives away their location. The "junior ...
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Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): John Harron
(Charley), John Hiestand
(Radio Annauncer), Nina Campana
(Slovenly Woman), Cliff Saum
(Police Officer) and Paul Panzer
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(at around 1 min) Vermin (Philip Hurlic) runs and dives into the pond. He appears to be wearing light-colored trunks or possibly even no trunks at all. When he reaches the raft and pulls himself up, he is definitely wearing black trunks. See more
Follows Penrod and Sam
Der Deitcher's Dog (Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone)
Music from the German folk song "Zu Lauterbach Hab' I Mein Strumpf Velor'n"
Played on harmonica by Philip Hurlic See more