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It's a Dog's Life (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 23 December 1955 (USA)
A bull terrier tells his life story, from the streets of the Bowery to a life of luxury.

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Cast

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Patch McGill
Jarma Lewis ...
Mabel Maycroft
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Jeremiah Edward Emmett Augustus Nolan
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Mr. Wyndham
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Tom Tattle
Sally Fraser ...
Dorothy Wyndham
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George Oakley
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Paddy Corbin
Wildfire ...
Wildfire - a Dog
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Storyline

In the early 1900s, a bull terrier living on the streets of the Bowery rises from a street-tough engaging in dogfights to pedigreed show dog among the upper crust. All the while, he has two ambitions--to be reunited with his mother and to get even with his father who deserted her. Written by <dbubbeo@aol.com>

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23 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Bar Sinister  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

There were actually two dogs used to play the lead. Wildfire was used for close-ups and non-action shots, and a double was used to perform the tricks. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Three Sons: It's a Dog's Life (1965) See more »

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This a great movie.
10 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not offensive nor does it promote violence towards dogs and women. It touches on a subject that is not pretty or nice and paints it as it is. It is also a portrait of good overcoming evil as well as getting out of life what you put into it. It is not a movie that I would show to small children, but it is a movie that I would have no problem showing to older children with an adult to explain things. I love this movie and watch it every chance I get. I think this movie shows exactly what I have been saying about pit bulls and other breeds of dogs. It is not the dog that is inherently, vicious it is the owner that makes them that way and that can happen with any breed of dog.


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