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Release Date:
17 December 1927 (USA) See more »
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One of the best "Our Gang" films from the late-silent era See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Hal Roach's Rascals ... The Kids
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jean Darling ... Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mildred Kornman ... Mildred (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith ... Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ... Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Officer
Ed Brandenburg ... Young Lover on Park Bench
Annette De Kirby ... Clarabelle (unconfirmed)
Lyle Tayo ... Clarabelle's mother
Charley Young ... Man in Wheelchair

Directed by
Robert A. McGowan  (as Anthony Mack)
Charles Oelze (uncredited)
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (titles)

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Production Management
Robert F. McGowan .... production supervisor (as Robert McGowan)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Roach .... location scouting (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

USA:31 min (VHS version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the best "Our Gang" films from the late-silent era, 30 September 2003
Author: jimtinder from US

Poor Pete the Pup. He wants to hang himself because his master, Joe, has given up playing with him and going fishing for the love of a girl. A dog friend of Pete's stops him in the nick of time, and in flashback Pete tells him of his sorrows; Pete becomes a drunkard and is chased away by Joe. The last straw comes when another dog knocks Joe's sweetheart into a lake and Pete is blamed for it. Will Pete carry through with his suicide or will Joe apologize?

Full of clever humor and situations, "Dog Heaven" is one of the best of the late-silent "Our Gang" comedies (a period lasting roughly from 1927 to 1929). Pete the Pup proves a fine animal actor; his facial expressions convey emotions seldom found in other animal actors, especially when playing drunk!

That said, at times it appears as if Pete is really hanging from his neck! There may have been an invisible wire aiding his support, but the manipulation here is a little unsettling. All in all, however, watch "Dog heaven" for good laughs and a good canine performance. 9 out of 10.

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