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You Never Can Tell (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy | 23 September 1951 (USA)
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.

Director:

Lou Breslow

Writers:

Lou Breslow (story), Lou Breslow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Rex Shepard
Peggy Dow ... Ellen Hathaway
Joyce Holden ... Golden Harvest aka Goldie Harvey
Charles Drake ... Perry Collins
Albert Sharpe ... Grandpa Hathaway
Lou Polan Lou Polan ... Police Sergeant Novak
Frank Nelson ... Police Lt. Gilpin
William Vedder ... Nicholas - Lindsay Butler (as Will Vedder)
Frank Gerstle ... Detective
Anthony George ... Detective Lt. Louie Luisetti (as Ott George)
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Storyline

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 Kathy Li

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A PICTURE FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY'VE SEEN EVERYTHING! (original poster-all caps)


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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 »

Quotes

Rex Shepherd: 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
27 November 2002 | by Oak OwlSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Never Knows See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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