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Release Date:
23 September 1951 (USA) See more »
A picture for people who think they've seen EVERYTHING!
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dick Powell ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elsie Baker ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Barr ... Jail Inmate (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ... Waiter (uncredited)
Genevieve Bell ... Dowager (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Paul Bryar ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Juanita Close ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Russ Conway ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Steve Darrell ... Idylwild Kennel Man (uncredited)
Watson Downs ... Slott, Dog House Salesman (uncredited)

Tom Dugan ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Roy Engel ... Police Turnkey (uncredited)

Flame ... King (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Smitty, Wiretapper Detective (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Prisoner in Jail (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Squint Eye (uncredited)
Joy Hallward ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Larry Johns ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Gorilla, Wrestler / Prisoner (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ... Major Smith - Kennel Operator (uncredited)
Alan Marston ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Andrew Lindsay (uncredited)

Steve Pendleton ... Motor Cop (uncredited)
Les Raymaster ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Reynolds ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Olan Soule ... Dog House Salesman (uncredited)

Ted Stanhope ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Vic, a Cop (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Jail Inmate (uncredited)
Sara Taft ... Mrs. Bowers (uncredited)

Directed by
Lou Breslow 
Writing credits
Lou Breslow (story)

Lou Breslow (screenplay) and
David Chandler (screenplay)

Produced by
Leonard Goldstein .... producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frank Gross 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Bernard Herzbrun 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ruby R. Levitt 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas (gowns)
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sherwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Richard DeWeese .... sound
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Other crew
Frank Barnes .... dog trainer: Flame (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Rex Shepherd:Oh Goldie, these are humans we're dealing with. You can't tell them the truth and expect them to believe it.See more »


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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
saw it again update, 13 October 2003
Author: John Mize ( from Langenzenn, Germany

A reader answered my message on the message board and informed me that this film was being offered on ebay. I went there and paid $40.00 and now have my own copy which was recorded from TV. I have since put it on msvcd and made a backup copy. I wasn't dissapointed even though it had been almost fifty years and I was surprized at how good my memory had been (or was it the writeups in imdb)? Its just a good old mystery from those years with a little (OK! A lot) of fantisy involved. The people holding this film should release it on DVD as an olde. There are still enough of us out here that enjoy theoldies. DickPowell wasn't singing in this one, but he sure was acting well. My suggestion is if you havn't seen it, you should. If you don't see it, you will be the loser.

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