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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | July 1946 (USA)
A reporter who wants to solve crimes gets into comic scrapes with a beautiful stranger and a misunderstood dog.

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Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Joe Parelli: What's the matter, mister? Married?
Henry Barton: No... too much plutonium.
Joe Pirelli: Plu...ton...? Myself, I never use it.
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Referenced in Bewitched: It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1964) See more »

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Silly but enjoyable
26 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog" is a silly film...not exactly genius but enjoyable as well as one of Carole Landis' last pictures.

When the film begins, Henry Barton (Allyn Joslyn) is upset because he's been demoted at the newspaper where he works. He no longer is covering the police beat and desperately wants to. So, when he mistakenly think that a pretty lady (Landis) with a Doberman robbed a bar, he calls in the story to the paper...only to soon learn it was a hoax. However, the dog COULD help him earn his way back...if only he can catch up with this missing Dobie and his pretty owner.

This film is inconsequential fun. Plus, I liked seeing some familiar character actors as the hoods (Reed Hadley, John Ireland and, oddly, Harry Morgan). It's definitely in the 'turn off your brain and just enjoy' category!

By the way, Joslyn is RARELY a leading man and almost always plays supporting roles. It's nice to see him in the lead for once.


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