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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)

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

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Olive Stone
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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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It Couldn't Happen to a Dog  »

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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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Answering to the name Rodney
13 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog I had to wonder whether 20th Century Fox had purchased this story from Paramount. It seems so much like a Bob Hope vehicle.

If it had been a Hope vehicle Hope as the main character would have received top billing instead of Carole Landis. Clearly the action centers around the main male character played by character actor Allyn Joslyn. Fresh back from the army Joslyn can't get his old job back as the crime reporter. He's now the science reporter and is busy trying to figure out atomic energy while Jean Wallace is learning the nuances of crime reporting.

But when there's a story about a missing witness Whit Bissell who was ready to testify against racketeer Reed Hadley, Joslyn goes right to work. The problem is that he's running up against undercover policewoman Carole Landis and her partner, a large former military Doberman pincher answering to the name Rodney.

Rodney for a trained dog is quite an independent sort. Still he's the real hero as he's the one really responsible for seeing justice done.

Joslyn was funny, but I could never see him getting the girl. This is an amusing film, but it should have had Bob Hope in the lead.


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