An ex-army dog inherits a fortune from his eccentric millionaire owner, and which is poisoned, asks the leader in the heaven for animals to send him back to Earth, as a human private investigator, to solve his own murder.
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.Written by
According to an article in the 6 April 1951 edition of Variety, Dick Powell was coached on how to act like a dog by Bert Granville, a vaudeville veteran actor who portrayed animals in acts for over 25 years. See more »
Oh Goldie, these are humans we're dealing with. You can't tell them the truth and expect them to believe it.
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a REAL "shaggy dog" story
One of the last of the "screwball comedies." Charming, rather than laugh-out-loud funny. A special treat for animal lovers. Silly, but played straight, this is one of those snuggle-by-the-fire-with-a-cup-of-cocoa (and your dog/s) films. Dick Powell returns to earth to sniff out his murderer, and he'll be dog-goned if he'll let the fellow get away. Yes; it's that bad/good. Cute asides and plays on words/visuals.
Interesting is that two of the leading characters appear in another (the BEST) "animal" film; Harvey.
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