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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)

A reporter who wants to solve crimes gets into comic scrapes with a beautiful stranger and a misunderstood dog.

Director:

Herbert I. Leeds

Writers:

Edwin Lanham (story), Eugene Ling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Landis ... Julia Andrews
Allyn Joslyn ... Henry Barton
Margo Woode Margo Woode ... Olive Stone
Harry Morgan ... Gus Rivers (as Henry Morgan)
Reed Hadley ... Mike Valentine
Jean Wallace ... Bess Williams
Roy Roberts ... 'Mitch' Mitchell
John Ireland ... Benny Smith
John Alexander ... Joe Parelli
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Storyline

Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Couldn't Happen to a Dog See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Joe Parelli: What's the matter, mister? Married?
Henry Barton: No... too much plutonium.
Joe Pirelli: Plu...ton...? Myself, I never use it.
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Referenced in Bewitched: It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1964) See more »

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Beautful Carole In Her Last Fox Film
27 December 2014 | by classichollywoodbeautiesSee all my reviews

Carole Landis was one of the 1940s most beautiful and talented stars. Sadly she committed suicide just two years after she made this film. It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog is not the greatest movie she ever made but it's a fun comedy and Carole gives a wonderful performance. She plays a female police detective (unusual for 1946) whose partner is a very smart and well trained Doberman. William Gargan plays a reporter trying to solve a crime - he becomes her love interest. The plot is a little silly - there is a mix-up over a robbery and Rodney runs away only to be found by a mobster. Rodney of course steals every scene he is in! The supporting cast includes the lovely Jean Wallace and Harry Morgan. This was Carole's last film at Fox and if you are a fan you should watch it.

I'm so happy that the Fox Archives has released this movie on DVD. It' available to order at Amazon now.


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