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The Big Dog House (1931)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 14 March 1931 (USA)
This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames ... See full summary »

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This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames Fido for murder. Trixie is convinced that her man (er, dog rather) is innocent and works feverishly to save him from the electric chair. Written by garykmcd

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Spoofs The Big House (1930) See more »

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Wintermärchen
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aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played when Trixie is in the hospital
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Death Row Dog
23 May 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Another in MGM's "A Dogville Comedy" series, which featured dogs looking uncomfortable in human clothing. Hopefully, the "crying" puppy being diapered didn't get stuck with too many safety pins. The plot concerns a fair-haired pooch named "Trixie" who draws a marriage proposal from handsome co-worker "Fido". But, their boss at the "Dogville Dept. Store" also desires "Trixie". So, to get rid of "Fido", the dastardly "Mr. Barker" frames him for murder. While "Trixie" weeps, "Fido" is sent to the "Dogville Penitentiary" where he awaits execution in the electric chair… "The Big Dog House" was patterned after the studio's prison hit "The Big House" (1930), with the ending chase resembling the "modern" portion of "Intolerance" (1916).

** The Big Dog House (1930) MGM : Jules White, Zion Myers


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