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Wanted -- A Master (1936)

Approved | | Short | 26 December 1936 (USA)
A dog living in a junk yard finds out that all stray dogs will be exterminated by 3 o' clock that afternoon, so sets off to find a master before the deadline.

Directors:

Arthur J. Ornitz (as Arthur Ornitz), Gunther von Fritsch
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Pete Smith ... Narrator / Voice of Dog (voice)
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Storyline

A stray dog (whose thoughts are voiced by the narrator) looking for food goes into the city. The dog learns that the city plans to round up all stray dogs after 3 p.m. that day to be killed at the pound. With only a few hours left, the dog travels from neighborhood to neighborhood, attempting to endear himself to someone willing to take him in and save him before the deadline. Written by Joshua Kreitzer

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Short

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Approved
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In the newspaper article announcing the round-up of homeless dogs, the chairman of the city council is named Jack Chertok. This is an inside joke as Chertok was a prolific producer of short subject films for MGM at the time. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Make way for Harvey and I. Hello, who're you?Happy days!
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Entertaining short, athough occasionally too cute for words.
21 March 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Pete Smith was a master at making shorts-often comical, sometimes serious and usually acerbic and satirical in his running commentary. Some are brilliant, such as Audioscopicks. Some were intensely cute, like this one. They were invariably good and many were nominated for Oscars, as was this one. It's about a stray dog who needs to find himself a master. The narration becomes entirely too cute for my tastes at times, but all in all, this is still a very good piece of work by a man who was very good at his craft.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete Smith Specialties (1936-1937 Season) #6: Wanted -- A Master See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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