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A Boy and His Dog (1946)

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One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes... See full summary »

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Squire Jim Kirby
Billy Sheffield ...
Davy Allen
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Mrs. Allen
Russell Simpson ...
Mr. Thornycroft
Eddy Waller ...
Sheriff Kelly (as Eddie Waller)
Fleeta the Dog ...
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One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes through the yard's fence, Davy removes the collar. Even though Davy tells the dog to stay in his owner's yard, the dog follows him home. Along the way, he greets Squire Kirby, the circuit magistrate, who is driving his buggy to town. When Davy gets home, he tells his mother he doesn't know whose dog it is, and she allows him to keep it. Monday morning Mr. Thornycroft comes to the Allen house and accuses Davy of stealing his dog. Davy refuses to give up Buck and even threatens Thornycroft with a rock. Later that day the sheriff advises Davy and his mother that Thornycroft has sworn out a warrant, and they are to appear before the magistrate the next day. After hearing the evidence, Squire Kirby returns Buck to Mr. Thornycroft. He also tells Thornycroft that in addition to being the circuit ... Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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26 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Technicolor Specials (1946-1947 season) #3: A Boy and His Dog  »

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Both Technicolor and black & white versions of this title were made. UCLA may have a color copy, but the one frequently seen on Turner Classic Movies is the other. Periodically in the 1940s, Technicolor would get backed up in their processing (and this was one reason many animated cartoons had "delayed releases" of a year or two after completion). B&W prints were sometimes made when not enough color ones could be distributed to theaters on time. Also, in the '50s, monochrome prints often in 16mm were made for television. For some earlier color films (like the Warner-Vitaphone 2-color Technicolor shorts and features stretching back to 1929), only these versions survive. See more »

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24 January 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A barefoot orphan and his faithful basset hound meet up with a folksy Harry Davenport in this manipulative short from Leroy Prinz, who should have stuck to dance numbers. Not recommended to anyone who doesn't have a good supply of insulin on hand.


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