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Complete credited cast:
Joan Rice ...
Pat Lewis
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Frank Mason
Sandra Dorne ...
Blonde
Charles Victor ...
Sergeant
Rex Iii ...
Police Dog (as Rex III)
Nora Gordon ...
Mrs. Lewis (as Norah Gordon)
Cecil Brock ...
Crook
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Inspector
James Gilbert ...
Ken Lade
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Johnny, a constable
Garard Green
Gay Cameron
Norman Mitchell
Phyllis Morris
John Warren
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When his colleague is killed during a chase in Kentish Town, London bobby Frank volunteers to become a dog-handler. Rex, his new companion, starts to take over his home life more than expected, to the irritation of girl-friend Pat. Frank just hopes the killer will re-appear. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Good-nature police dog drama
20 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm an animal lover at heart so watching and enjoying this film was a given. It's certainly miles better than those incessantly awful Disney movies that have to make animals talk in order to appeal to the kids - I saw a clip of the superhero dog comedy UNDERDOG the other day and, by the gods, it's awful.

POLICE DOG is much more sedate and realistic, although the plotting isn't up to much. Your average copper loses his partner to a violent criminal and is paired up with an Alsatian, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend who feels that he loves the dog more than her.

This is much like the 1950s version of the James Belushi comedy K-9, albeit without the laughs. If you're a dog lover then you'll be in for a treat as Alsatians play a large role in the proceedings and have plenty of screen time. They're exceedingly well trained and get up to all kinds of escapades. The human cast don't really get much of a look in - after all, they're there merely to act as support for the dogs - although there are minor parts for John Le Mesurier and Christopher Lee, the latter with an amusing working class accent.


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