A day in the life of Janey, a Hollywood talent scout assigned to cast animals. She leaves her office to watch a couple of talented dogs work with their trainers, as the off-screen narrator explains that most movie dogs are highly trained by professionals. As she watches the two performer, three pups play with her. Back in her office, a man has great trouble as he tries to get his bear to perform for her, and, when she tries to leave by the back door, she's confronted by a man and his chimp. Written by
A quick look at animal talent in this Pete Smith Specialty...
It's a dog's day afternoon at the talent scout's office. By the end of the day she slams the door on a man who shows up with a monkey. "Can I show you a trained monkey?" Slam! That's the tone of this MGM short with some dogs doing some amazing balancing acts--or jumping through a swinging trapeze, balancing on a wheel, balancing on a man's hand in acrobatic fashion. The dog handler himself had acrobatic training before becoming a dog trainer.
And finally, there's a stunt with a big black bear that has the talent scout fed up with all the nonsense.
Not one of the best Pete Smith specialties, but amusing enough.
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