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You Never Can Tell (1951)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 23 September 1951 (USA)
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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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 ...
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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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23 September 1951 (USA)  »

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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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Charming
21 January 2005 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a teenager on AMC during a lazy afternoon and it was an unexpected pleasure. When I read the brief summary of the movie, which read something like: "A murdered dog comes back to life as a man to hunt his killer," I actually expected a somewhat hard-boiled detective movie, despite the obviously outrageous premise. And I had no idea who Dick Powell was. The movie turned out to be very light-hearted and I was thoroughly entertained. Many light-hearted comedies of that era (early 1950s) make the mistake of just throwing in a lot of cute scenes and dialog and, though this movie does feature such scenes, it also has a lot of quite clever humor that keeps even the more cynical viewer satisfied. Even the murder mystery plot has intriguing aspects. The movie has a kind of fantasy atmosphere throughout that I really enjoy, and Dick Powell was never more likable than he is here. This role was perfect for him (unlike his earlier role in "Murder My Sweet"--see my review). I highly recommend it for good family fun.


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