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So You Love Your Dog (1953)

Despite the fact that during the war, Joe McDoake's dog Dusty did everything wrong including giving information to the enemy, Joe brings him home with him. Dusty continues his dumb ways as ... See full summary »

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Despite the fact that during the war, Joe McDoake's dog Dusty did everything wrong including giving information to the enemy, Joe brings him home with him. Dusty continues his dumb ways as a civilian with such playful tricks as helping a burglar, derailing trains and bringing strange people into the house. Joe and Dusty are drafted into the Korean War where more adventures await them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Joe...Get Rid of the Dog
29 December 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Love Your Dog (1953)

*** (out of 4)

Funny Joe McDoakes short has him in WWII with his "trusting" dog Dusty who is actually a worthless beast. Each time Joe gives him a paper message to give to his base the dog instead gives it to the enemy. After the war and back at home Joe brings Dusty to live with him and sure enough poor McDoakes is too stupid to see all the bad things the dog is doing. If you're familiar with George O'Hanlon series then you know what to expect. This here isn't one of the best shorts in the series but there are enough big laughs to make it worth sitting through. This one here is actually fairly different from others in the series as it goes for a different type of gag as the dog itself is almost human and doing things that a dog typically wouldn't do. One of the best scenes has Dusty bringing back homeless men to sleep on the couch and another terrific scene has the dog selling Joe's location to the German army. As you'd expect O'Hanlon fits the role of McDoakes to perfection and the dog too actually gives a pretty funny performance. If you're unfamiliar with this series then this here is a good place to start.


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