A duck hunter sends his stupid mutt to dog college, and he comes back superciliously clever.


(as I. Sparber)


(story) (as Irving Spector)




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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Hunter (voice) (uncredited)


Martin Kanine is just a dumb mutt who is useless to his master when he takes him duck hunting. His master says "retrieve" and the dog doesn't even know what the word means. His master tells him to fetch his gun and the dog brings back a stick instead. Worthless! The hunter decides to send his poor dog to the pound, but Martin pleads to be sent to dog college instead. His master agrees, but comes to regret his decision. Whereas the dog was once worthless, he is now irritatingly superior. The man tries to show up his newly cunning canine, but the dog gets the best of him every time. Written by J. Spurlin

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29 October 1954 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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Did You Know?


Martin Kanine declares to his master, who is posing as a burglar, "You were clever, Raffles!" He's referring to A.J. Raffles, the gentleman thief E.W. Hornung created in the 1890s. See more »


[first lines]
Hunter: Quick, Martin, retrieve!
Martin Kanine: Uh, uh, what means "retrieve"?
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Fido Beta Kappa is another Famous Studios cartoon written by Irv Spector that I'd recommend
23 November 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This is yet another Irv Spector-written cartoon from Famous Studios that I just found-this time on Cartoon Brew as linked from YouTube. In this one, the dog is no use to the master (he mistakenly gives said master a tree branch instead of his rifle when they're confronted by a bear) so that master threatens to send him to the dog pound. Instead, the dog begs to go to college so he gets sent to Dog Gone U. After graduation, that dogs talks more proper and proves smarter than the master when he's tested in safe guarding, duck hunting, and lightning spotting. Well, about that last one...Not as hilarious as the last two Spector-Famous cartoons I reviewed but funny enough that I enjoyed it. The last gag was especially hilarious though a bit more shockingly violent than I'd expect from a '50s cartoon. So for that, I recommend Fido Beta Kappa.

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