After a St. Bernard named George is given to a relative by it's owner he causes mischief in the neighboring town and for the newly named owner, After enough terror while trying to get a ... See full summary »
After a St. Bernard named George is given to a relative by it's owner he causes mischief in the neighboring town and for the newly named owner, After enough terror while trying to get a girl, The newly found owner gives George to a monastery in the cold snowy mountain wasteland until it's original owner comes back to get him. However, during the night George escapes and finds himself trapped among the frozen wasteland. And the only way for the newly found owner to get the girl and save George is to realize the importance of having and saving George is. Written by
Marshall Thompson must have really thought much of this project, because not only does he star in this movie, he also was one of the writers and producers. Watching it, one has to wonder if he was in his right mind. It's a real tired and slow affair, with its central idea of a dog that creates havoc for its owner being old hat even in 1972. There's no real plot to speak of - it's more or less the dog creating one headache after another for its new owner. What makes it even worse is that the havoc that the dog creates is staged and directed in the most inept ways you can possibly think of. And the dog never comes across as lovable or sympathetic - I was downright annoyed by this canine, and I suspect kids will feel the same way as well. The only positive thing to say about the movie is that it showcases some nice Swiss scenery in the background.
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