Pound (1970)

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In a pound, 18 dogs wait to be adopted.


(as Robert Downey)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Madden ...
James Green ...
Honky Killer
Honky Killer's Wife
L. Errol Jaye ...
Police Chief
Carolyn Cardwell ...
Charles Dierkop ...
Lawrence Wolf ...
Mexican Hairless
Ching Yeh ...
Siamese Cat
Eric Krupnik ...
Montana Sheepdog
Elsie Downey ...
Mutt Bitch
Chuck Green ...
Italian Terrier
Stan Gottlieb ...
Carolyn Groves ...
Pedigreed Bitch


In a pound, 18 dogs wait to be adopted.

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In 2005, Robert Downey Sr. discovered a print of this film in his "cameramans ex-wife's closet". The print was in such bad shape that it was impossible to run it through a projector. It has since been digitally scanned and restored. See more »


References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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What film vault is this movie held captive in?
19 October 2001 | by (Boulder City) – See all my reviews

Seeing it only once at the Uniondale Mini-Cinema, Long Island home to art films and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, all I knew was that it was on a Robert Downey Sr. double feature with the classic, Putney Swope.

What I saw was a stunning, surreal demonstration of the movie screen as a stage and the actors upon it drawing you into their world. A dog pound, occupied by stray and abandoned canines, all musing about their lives, from the primped pedigree to the run-down greyhound (a masterpiece performance by Putney Swope alumni Antonio Fargas, later to be saddled with the ludicrous role of Huggy Bear the pimp in TV's Starsky & Hutch), the Dachshund (Marshall Efron, best known for Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School TV show) to a small role of a puppy played by a very young Robert Downey Jr.

You get very caught up in their tales of joy and sorrow, even their dreams of freedom before they are utterly dashed in a tear-jerking conclusion that will have you weeping in pain and wanting to rush out to your local animal shelter and adopt a pet.

The true sadness is that this film is missing in action. Locked away for who knows what reason; legal battles, ego wars, et al. This film needs to be seen again soon, before all that remember it pass away.

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