Beyond living in his disapproving mother-in-law's house while he establishes his accounting career, Bill Denny is happily married to Kate Denny, the two who are celebrating their second wedding anniversary. Bill thinks he's come home without a present for Kate since a stray Welsh terrier caused a ruckus in the store where he was going to buy the present. However Kate believes her anniversary present is the terrier who followed Bill home and who Kate eventually names Archie. What neither Bill or Kate is aware of is that the terrier escaped from its owners, a bunch a smugglers who trained the terrier to be the contact for the switch between the smuggled goods and the money. Bill does whatever he can to get rid of the terrier as he and Archie don't get along. Meanwhile, the people buying the smuggled goods believe the smugglers have swindled them since the terrier has not made contact. So when ads appear in the lost and found section about a missing Welsh terrier, Bill, in trying to ... Written by
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When Jonas picks up Archie and goes to the Thrifty drug store to make a phone call, you can see the May Company Wilshire building in the background. Built in 1939 and located at 6067 Wilshire Blvd. at S. Fairfax Ave., it is a superb example of "Streamline Moderne" architecture. After a $250M renovation, it is scheduled to become the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2017. The location of the Thrifty drug store is now occupied by the City National Bank building at 6100 Wilshire Blvd. See more
Plot hinges on a small trained dog who is shipped to Los Angeles by crooks, with message that if dog is walked on Wilshire Boulevard, he will lead crooks to their criminal contact. However, Wilshire is one of city's longest streets (16 miles) and instructions don't indicate either what area of this street dog is to be walked or even which side, meaning the dog would conceivably have to be walked 32 miles. See more
The end credits begin with the words "Cast, in the order of their disappearance". See more
References Sorry, Wrong Number
by Lew Spence
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