The adventures of a talking dog.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gorgeous Gilmore
Henry Cadwallader, Lawyer
Howard Petrie ...
George Baxter
Mrs. Belmont
Clarence Kolb ...
Cornelius Belmont, II
John Miles ...
Cornelius Belmont III (as Johnny Miles)
Debbie Terkel
Donald MacBride ...
Lawyer Gilbert
Dorothy Christy ...
John Eldredge ...
Florida Club Bartender


Milo Terkel has a social-climbing wife, Emily, who is preoccupied with being involved with the rest-stops-for-birds-flying-south project of Mrs. Cornelius Belmont; a spend-thrift daughter, Debbie, preoccupied with her engagement to Cornelius Belmont III; and an over-the-hill, aging ex-jock of a brother-in-law, George Baxter, who free-loads off of and lives with the Terkel family. Enter Lawyer Henry Cadawaller who informs Milo he has inherited a dog, Joe, which the late owner guarantees will change Milo's life. It does, as Joe can talk (but does so only to Milo), and Joe is full of advice, mostly with dire consequences for Milo. Joe's first pearl of wisdom advises Milo to get tough at home, he does, and wife and daughter and even the hard-to-offend George depart.Milo goes to a bar and Joe soon has him involved with Gorgeous Gilmore, girl friend of Louie who is one tough cookie indeed and prone (actually programmed) to get physical. Joe makes Gorgeous fall into a park lake across the ... Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fabulous Joe - puhuva koira  »

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1.37 : 1
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Milo Terkel: You going to marry my daughter?
Cornelius Belmont III: Well, I hope to, sir.
Milo Terkel: You're a sucker. If you have any money, you'll be broke in a month. Where you gonna live? In a bird sanctuary?
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Edited into The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (1947) See more »

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Marie Wilson Was Great
30 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a way out comedy about a man, Milo Terkel,(Walter Abel) who is hen-pecked by his wife, daughter and live-in brother-in-law who is a free loader. The story starts off with Emily Terkel,(Margot Grahame) and her husband Milo Terkel in a court room and the judge wants to know what caused this couple to want a divorce. The story has a flash back to what brought all these troubles to their marriage. Milo inherits a dog named Fabulous Joe, who is able to talk and only to Milo and this Joe dog starts telling Milo to stop letting his family walk all over him and to put his foot down and gain back the respect from all the members of his family, namely his wife, daughter and live in brother-in-law. Gorgeous Graham, (Marie Wilson) is a very sexy blonde who gets involved with Milo which adds to his problems and the story goes around and around with Milo trying to hid this hot gal in his bedroom without being seen. Very low budget film and not worth viewing.

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