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You Never Can Tell (1951)

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An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Rex Shepherd
Peggy Dow ...
Ellen Hathaway
Joyce Holden ...
Golden Harvest aka Goldie Harvey
Charles Drake ...
Perry Collins
Albert Sharpe ...
Grandpa Hathaway
Lou Polan ...
Police Sergeant Novak
Frank Nelson ...
Police Lt. Gilpin
William Vedder ...
Nicholas, Lindsay Butler (as Will Vedder)
Frank Gerstle ...
Detective
Anthony George ...
Detective Lt. Louie Luisetti (as Ott George)
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An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him. Written by Kathy Li

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A picture for people who think they've seen EVERYTHING!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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23 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Never Knows  »

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Rex Shepherd: Oh Goldie, these are humans we're dealing with. You can't tell them the truth and expect them to believe it.
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a real (dog) treat
8 September 2003 | by (denver) – See all my reviews

This is an especially enjoyable film for animal lovers, with lots of puns and sight gags involving a dog and horse who have been returned to earth from animal heaven, in human form, to track down the murderer of one of them. There is a fair amount of silliness, but ultimately this engaging comedy has a lot to say about human nature and the animal species that we are so attached to, particularly the canine and equine varieties. This is truly one for all ages, I would like to think that small (and older) children could sit still for this black & white gem, and enjoy it immensely.


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