The dog of a boy scout is kidnapped at the instigation of a neighbor. The boy gets the help of a war veteran.


(as Terry Morse)


(screenplay), (original story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Bailey (as Robert 'Buzzy' Henry)
Ralph Lewis ...
Joe Cameron
Sybil Merritt ...
Margie Bailey
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Bailey
Walter Soderling ...
Frank Andrews
Joseph Granby ...
Lafe Dunkell--the Orange Man
Mickey McGuire ...
Pudgie (as Michael McGuire)
Danny Boy (as Ace)
Bobby Valentine ...
Rinky (as Bobbie Valentine)
Charles Bates ...
Larry Dixon ...
Eve March ...
Ruthie Johnson
Richard Kipling ...
Judge Carter
James Metcalfe ...
Tay Dunn ...
Ed Johnson


Danny, a K-9 Corps hero from World War II returns from service and his young owner sets out to rehabilitate him. Danny is stolen but escapes and return to his master. Later, he attacks and bites the man who stole and tortured him, and is sentenced to death as a menace to the community. But Danny saves the life of a small, girl, and the Judge begins to re-think the sentence and investigate the cause of the attack. Written by Les Adams <>

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DEVIL DOG JAP KILLER ! (original poster) See more »


Adventure | Drama | War


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Release Date:

5 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Danny Boy  »

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| (TV) (edited)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A B+ movie
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our dog Danny Boy returns as a WWII war veteran having been highly honored and decorated as a hero. His young owner has doubts that this really is his dog and a certain neighbor has reservations about the safety of such a dog - since he was an attack dog is he yet a menace or danger to the town? This is no BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES though in a canine way it follows the rehabilitation theme. A bit predictable but if you don't expect too much it has its rewards. It is well acted both by the leads and the supporting cast. Ace the German Shepherd does an adequate job. Of course no "dog picture" is complete without a bit a sentiment. Unlike Lassie who always seemed to have super than human abilities, Danny Boy doesn't pretend to be more than what he is. It's worth a watch.

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